11 September 2008
A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY GAMES TABLE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The rounded rectangular twin-flap top, with a central removable slide with chessboard to the underside, enclosing a games compartment with sunken velvet-lined backgammon surface, the frieze with two drawers with anthemion escutcheons, flanked by brass anthemion mounts, with two simulated drawers on the reverse, on lyre-end supports with arched central stretcher, on slayed feet with brass-capped palm castors, the inside of one drawer with faded paper label, inscribed in ink, 'East-Room', paper label inscribed '2270'
29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 56 in. (143 cm.) wide extended; 23¾ in. (65.5 cm.) deep
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