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Antique Mahogany And Satinwood Inlaid Serpentine Card Console Table 19th C

Antique Mahogany And Satinwood Inlaid Serpentine Card Console Table 19th C

Antique Mahogany And Satinwood Inlaid Serpentine Card Console Table 19th C

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About this item

This is a superb antique George III revival serpentine card table, circa 1880 in date.

This splendid card table is made of the finest quality mahogany and features a foldover top with beautiful satinwood inlaid marquetry decoration of columns of bluebells and a delightful half-moon starburst. 

 

The bowfront frieze is centred by a delightful urn and it is raised on four elegant square tapering legs terminating with sophisticated spade feet.

 

The interior is lined in green baize for playing cards.  

 

The quality and attention to detail throughout are second to none.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 92 x Depth 46

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

Satinwood 
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia. 

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies. 

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae. 

Mahogany 
is probably one of the largest ‘families' of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame' Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback' Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.

Dimensions

W92.0 x H78.0 x D46.0 cm

Condition

Refurbished

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

1800s

Period

19th Century

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

79584501
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