25 April 2008
AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY GAMES-TABLE
The rectangular dished top, lifting off to reveal a marquetry backgammon-board, with suede playing-surface to the underside of the top, above a frieze with a slide to the front and each side, on cabriole legs and pad feet
28¼ in. (72 cm.) high, 30½ in. (77 cm.) wide, 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep
Ambassador Robert M. McKinney, Virginia.
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This form of games-table was popular in Ireland. Two related tables, each with reversible top and marquetry playing-surface, are illustrated in The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 238, cats. 138 and 139.
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