6 July 2000
AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY CARD-TABLE
The rounded eared hinged top enclosing a green baize-lined interior above a plain frieze, on cabriole legs headed by shells and claw-and-ball feet, traces of earlier black varnish, the feet with traces of gilding, two ears replaced, inscribed in chalk '54'
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 36¼ in. (92 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (42 cm.) deep, closed
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This card-table has elongated scrolls at the top of the legs, an Irish characteristic, and it bears the traces of a black varnish, applied extensively on Irish furniture during the 19th Century.
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