Fold-over card table
1770 - 1799
Mahogany, boxwood inlay, baize
73.5 x 91.5 x 45.5 cm
Place of origin
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Wightwick Manor, West Midlands (Accredited Museum)
A mahogany and boxwood-inlaid demi-lune card table, British, late 18th century, the hinged semi-circular top folding open to reveal a green baize lined interior, on four line-inlaid square-section tapering legs terming in block feet, the legs headed by boxwood paterae, on swing-action leg to the rear to support the table top when open.
In 1937 Sir Geoffrey Mander and his wife Rosalie gifted Wightwick Manor, its contents and gardens to the National Trust. Sir Geoffrey and his family continued to occupy and manage Wightwick adding to the collection in collaboration with the National Trust. Sir Geoffrey died in 1962 but Lady Mander continued to live at Wightwick until her death in 1988. This card table is listed in the Wightwick Manor 1937 inventory.