14 September 2000
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE CARD-TABLE
The hinged top banded in mahogany and centred by a later oval panel inlaid with a basket of fruit, wheat sheaves and Bacchic thyrsi, enclosing a green baize-lined playing-surface, the frieze with elliptical panels, on panelled square tapering legs and spade feet, the rear legs with gateleg action and veneered, restorations
29¼ in. (74.5 cm.) high; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) wide; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) deep, open
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Related pastoral medallions feature on card-tables thought to have been supplied in 1773 to Sir Edward Knatchbull, Bt. for Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent (P. Thornton, 'The Furnishing of Mersham-le-Hatch, part II, Apollo, July, 1970, p. 445, fig. 7).
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