Circa 1770, a George III shaped mahogany fold over card table. The solid mahogany top has a rounded corner and matching base beneath it. The top is hinged and opens to reveal a lined interior, with cut out sections for drinks and nibbles. Beneath the top there is a flat apron that continues around the side and at the front. The two back legs and the back panel come out on folding oak undercarriages. The front of these carriages are veneered in flame mahogany. Inside of these carriages are a small rail and pull out tray that locks the table into position. The middle of the pull out section has a small tray for holding the gaming cards. At the back there is a hand-made or blacksmith-made clasp for locking the legs into position when the table becomes closed. The table stands on four well carved cabriole legs. The top of the legs and quarter brackets are carved with foliate carving, and on the front leg there is a small flower head in the quarter blocks. As the legs continue down they finish on a paper fold end. The table is a neat size, in an excellent colour and condition.
- Size 72.5cm high x 79cm wide x 39cm deep.