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    Sale 5931

    The Sunday Sale Including the Property of the Late Audrey Burton O.B.E.

    31 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 183

    A REGENCY CROSSBANDED CALAMANDER AND SIMULATED CALAMANDER CARD-TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A REGENCY CROSSBANDED CALAMANDER AND SIMULATED CALAMANDER CARD-TABLE
    Early 19th Century
    The D-shaped pivoting top concealing an enclosed well and folding out to a green baize-lined playing surface on a quadrapartite base and scrolled legs terminating in brass caps and castors
    29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 37½ in. (95.2 cm.) wide; 37¾ in. (96 cm.) deep


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    This window-pier table of Grecian black-figured calamander wood inlaid with golden fillets, has its baize games-table concealed beneath a hinged top, while its Grecian lyre-scrolled pillars are intended to evoke Apollo and are raised on a Grecian plinth with truss-scrolled claw. The fashionable London cabinet-maker George Oakley (d.1840) designed a similar table in 1810, to accompany a circular Drawing Room loo table at Papworth Hall, Cambridgeshire (sold Christies King Street, 23 November 2006, lot 67).

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    Provenance

    with Quinney's Antiques, Chester.