EARLY VICTORIAN FIGURED WALNUT GAMES AND WORK TABLE. Circa 1860-80; checkerboard top, flip top games table, sewing drawer beneath Item # 805EQM11. This is such a fun antique chess table with a wealth of uses for enjoyment in the home. Designed first and foremost as a beautiful object, the game table is very finely crafted in bleached burl walnut in the top and stained solid walnut in the base; this is embellished with exquisite satinwood stringer inlays decorating the top with flourishes around the alternating satinwood-and-ebony checkers of the game surface.The form of the console table is clearly inspired by the Renaissance Revival taste with elements of the William IV period still evident in the legs and acanthus carvings beneath the frieze. Crisp hand cut dovetailing is visible on each of the three drawers intended for storing game parts, these situated over a large work storage drawer that pulls forward to store sewing supplies. The top opens on original hinges and rotates to become a large card playing surface. Twin columns on either side raise the table over a pierced-arrow stretcher and tiny klismo style legs. It serves beautifully as a console table in the hallway, beneath a window in the living room or even as a side table between two chairs. The grade of cabinetwork in the card table is quite stellar and shows a very practiced hand. 30 1/8 W x 17 3/8 D x 29 1/4 H, 34 5/8 W when top is flipped open and rotated for card play.
Condition Report: Minor scuffs and scrapes from use. Stains to checkerboard surface and card table surface.
One finial between feet missing. Please scroll down and view all images of this piece for a full overview of condition. My name is Andrew Silla and my wife and I own and operate Silla, ltd in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. You can read more about our gallery by clicking here. Finding these pieces is a hunt, a journey and we pursue each piece in the collection for a reason.
Thank you for taking the time to look through our pieces and we look forward to working with you! _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "VICTORIAN CHESS TABLE English Antique Games Card Table, Walnut, Circa 1860-80" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Tables\1800-1899". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.