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An English Regency Rosewood Card Table, 1815 SOLD

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An English Regency Rosewood Card Table, 1815 SOLD
An English Regency Rosewood Games Table of superior ranking in terms of condition, form, and details of remarkable finesse. The table incorporates the best design elements, exotic woods, and materials of the English late Neo-Classical style that occurred between the years 1811, when George Prince of Wales became "Regent", that is to say King of England, in all but title, and 1820, when he succeeded as King George IV, after the death of his father, George III. The basic form of the table appears in the publication Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, published in 1806 by George Smith, Brewer Street, Golden Square, London. Numerous related tables and case pieces reside in both Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. CONDITION: Exceptional. No remarkable repairs or breaks. The legs have been re-enforced at some time in the table's history with steel braces on the underside. The table retains what appears to be the original baize wool playing surface. Original brass casters with wheels. INSCRIPTIONS/LABEL: The table bears a paper label on the underside which is printed and reads: "BARTLETT'S DEPOSITOR HASLEMERE". Haslemere is a town in Surrey, England and is close to the border with both Hampshire and West Essex on the major road between London and Portsmouth, south-west of Guildford. The table also bears a chiseled indentation on the pocket drawer bottom which reads: 2075 LO/n/t AE/n/t } pr While this mark is undetermined in its nature, "AE" is most likely a Latin inscription meaning small temple or castle, and the further initials are likely related to the table's original owner. DIMENSIONS: Height 28", Width 35 3/4", Depth 17 1/2". MATERIALS: Rose, King's, and Zebra woods, ormolu mounts of "honey-suckle flowers" and "Anthemion" (A Greek word for flower) derived from C.H. Tantham's Etchings of Ancient Ornamental Architecture drawn from the Originals in Rome and Other Parts of Italy during the years 1794, 1795, and 1796, 1799, 1800, as well as star inlays. MATERIALS: Rosewood and other tropical hardwoods, ormolu brass, brass stringing and inlays, steel, and wool baize playing surface. This piece is shown is estate found condition and is currently in conservation for a mild cleaning to the ormolu mounts and minor veneer repair.

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