Antique Card Table, Ebonised, Games, Gillow & Co, Aesthetic Period, Circa 1875
Our Stock # 18.7028
This is an antique gentleman's card table. A superior example of an English, ebonised and gilt gaming table by Gillow & Co of Lancaster, presented in wonderful condition, dating to the Aesthetic period, circa 1875.
- Highly covetable example of Gillow's late Victorian excellence
- Displaying a desirable aged patina
- Lustrous ebonised mahogany with deep wax polish finish
- North African thuya inlay and gilt flourishes contrast wonderfully against the black stocks
- Wide tabletop with gently tiered edge rotates through 90 degrees, revealing the striking interior
- Emerald green baize folding out upon a pair of ornate brass hinges with scrolled decoration
- The quality baize with Greek key impression - some small openings along the seam
- Square front apron with inlaid burr walnut, bordered by gilt tooling
- The Gillow & Co maker's mark above the apron with serial number 3271, dating the piece to 1875
- Arcaded capitols uniting the quartet of turned supports, a sight to behold with gilt fluting
- Standing on gently splayed bracket feet and united by a turned stretcher
- Riding smoothly upon a set of four recessed castors
This is an impressive antique gentleman's card table, with the superb craftsmanship to be expected of the renowned Gillows & Co. Striking Aesthetic period taste revives the expressive detailing of the Regency period earlier in the 19th century. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready to host several hands of cards.
Max Width: 90.5cm (35.75'')
Max Depth: 47cm (18.5'')
Max Height: 75.5cm (29.75'')
Extended Width: 93.5cm (36.75'')
Extended Depth: 90.5cm (35.75'')
Extended Height: 73cm (28.75'')
Kneehole Height: 65cm (25.5")
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