Fold-over card table
1700 - 1799
Walnut veneer, sycamore and kingwood marquetry, rosewood and satwinood inlay, leather, brass, pine and stained beech
77.5 x 82.5 x 42 cm
Place of origin
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Mount Stewart, County Down (Accredited Museum)
A walnut and marquetry fold-over card table, Dutch, 18th century, the hinged top with lobed front corners and inlaid with sycamore marquetry of scrolls and foliate motifs centred by an oval kingwood shield dissected by three stars place on the diagonal between two bands, the oval within a foliate border and below a crown, the plain frieze with a single frieze drawer with satinwood crossbanding and a turned knob handle, the top opening to reveal an embossed and polychrome-decorated leather-lined interior, with circular rosewood candle stands to each corner with satinwood borders, the satinwood borders extending along the edges of the table top, each candle stand flanked by a small oval coin well, the table on four cabriole legs terminating in hoof-style feet, one rear swing-action leg to support the table top when open. A small white circular sticker applied to the underside, with handwriting reading '220'.
Gifted to the National Trust from Lady Mairi Bury (1921-2009), 1976.
Marks and inscriptions
Underside of table top: A small white circular sticker applied to the underside, with handwriting reading '220'.