• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT CARD-TABLE

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT CARD-TABLE
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The D-shaped 'book-matched' veneered top enclosed by later cross and feather-banding enclosing a green silk-velvet-lined playing-surface enclosed by cross-banding, above a frieze with two candle-stands and three small drawers, on six tapering octagonal legs, the rear two formed as gatelegs, joined by incurved stretchers, on ball feet, the gatelegs incised 'II' and 'III', the carcase inscribed in pencil 'W629', the feet probably original, restorations to the top
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 32¼ in. (82 cm.) wide; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) deep


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    A closely related William and Mary walnut card-table was in the famed collection of Percival D. Griffiths, F.S.A. (d. 1938) and sold at Christie's, London, 10-12 May 1939, lot 199 (336 gns to R. W. Symonds, Esq.). It was then sold by the late Colonel & Mrs H. H. Aykroyd, Christie's, London, 27 April 2006, lot 6 (£26,400).

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    Provenance

    Bought from Apter-Fredericks, London, 1999.