London, South Kensington
8 June 2016
A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY AND INLAID GAMES TABLE
CIRCA 1820-25, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
The rectangular top with removable central panel inlaid to one side with chessboard, enclosing an inset velvet-lined backgammon board, with two drawers, on turned baluster supports and bun feet with inset castors
29 ¼ in. (64.5 cm.) high; 45 in. (114 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep
Tissington Hall, Derbyshire.
Christie's London, 'Lord St Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert, The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier', 22 January 2009, Lot 546.
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G. Jackson-Stops, 'Tissington Hall, Derbyshire - II', Country Life, 22 July 1976, p. 217, fig. 11, illustrated in situ in the Drawing Room
With its scrolled 'Grecian' trestle end-supports and reeded cup balusters, this metamorphic games-table is closely related to that illustrated in the Gillows Estimate Sketch Books for 28 March 1823. Executed for stock and recorded under the number 3242, it was described as being 'A Mahy. Backgammon Table 2ft by 1ft 8 on Pillars & Claws carved, the craftsmen Rigby and G. Romney being responsible for the carved elements'.
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