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In the Manner of Seddon
ENGLAND, circa 1820
The rounded rectangular top inlaid with a chess board, two sliding panels revealing a well fitted with a mahogany and leather-lined backgammon board, on tapering standard supports with scrolled and anthemion upper brackets and reeded quarter-roundels to the base, on short panelled sabre feet.
Literature: Harvard University Press issued all of Jane Austen’s novels as annotated editions, illustrated to provide visual references to the era and cultural references within the novels and with marginal notes by respected scholars. Our games table was selected to appear in 'Emma: An Annotated Edition' by Jane Austen, edited by Bharat Tandon (Harvard University Press, 2012), p.35.