Fold-over card table
A mahogany serpentine fold-over card table, English, early 20th century, the shaped top with moulded rim, swivelling and opening to reveal a surface lined with green baize and gilt-tooled black leather, each rounded corner with a circular well, on four cabriole legs carved to the tops and knees with scrolls and foliage, the legs terminating in whorl feet, with a single frieze drawer with decorative brass escutcheon and handle.
Sunnycroft was built in 1880 for J.G. Wackrill, founder of the Shropshire Brewery. It was bought in the early 1890s by Mary Jane Slaney who proceeded to extend the house and lay out the grounds to create the estate that is there today. After Mary Slaney died in 1912 the property was bought by her brother-in-law John Vernon Thomas Lander. Three generations of the Lander family lived at Sunnycroft. J.V.T. Lander's granddaughter Joan bequeathed the estate to the National Trust in 1997.