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A GEORGE II PLUM CONCERTINA-ACTION CARD TABLE
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A GEORGE II PLUM CONCERTINA-ACTION CARD TABLE

MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH

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A GEORGE II PLUM CONCERTINA-ACTION CARD TABLE
MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH
The shaped baize-lined hinged top with projecting corners and counter recesses, on hocked tapered legs with lapet knees and pointed pad/hoof feet, with concertina-action and slide and pierced handles to fix the frieze when open, with a label on the back frieze 'PART OF THE TRAVELLING CHEST KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY, used in the Irish Campaign AD1690 presented by Lady ...ck,' one brass hinge inscribed 'H. TIBATS'
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 38¼ in. (97 cm.) wide; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

Many fine pieces of mid-18th century case furniture, and particularly card tables have 'H.TIBATS' stamped on their concertina-action hinges. Tibats was clearly an important source of iron fittings and was probably based in London or Birmingham (P. Thornton, 'A signed hinge', Furniture History, 1966, pp. 44-45, pl. XXIII). A George II walnut concertina-action card-table with four hinges stamped 'H. TIBATS', was sold anonymously, Christie's New York, 19 April 2001, lot 232 (£25,850).
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