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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FINBAR KENNY

A Regency brass-mounted rosewood and ebony inlaid ebony games table attributed to Gillows

Circa 1810

Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FINBAR KENNY

A Regency brass-mounted rosewood and ebony inlaid ebony games table attributed to Gillows

Circa 1810

Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Regency brass-mounted rosewood and ebony inlaid ebony games table attributed to Gillows

Circa 1810

the rectangular top fitted with a pair of panels sliding open to reveal a chessboard which slides to one side to reveal a backgammon well, raised on a trestle support centered by spindles and joined by a pair of turned stretchers ending in brass-capped casters.  The underside of the well with faint chalked inscription backgammon / with leather, and with the chalked number A7485.
height 28 ½ in.; width 30 in.; depth 19 7/8 in.
72.4 cm; 76.2 cm; 50.5 cm
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Provenance

Stair & Company Ltd., New York

Acquired from the above, 1980

Catalogue Note

The firm of Gillow of Lancaster supplied 'A mahg Spindle end table . . . with double round corners', the ends of identical design to the present table on November 8, 1818 to Ferguson & Co., see Geoffrey Wills, Craftsmen and Cabinet-makers of Classic English Furniture, 1974, p. 118, fig. 109 and p. 123.   A table with spindled ends was sold in these rooms, November 2, 1985, lot 234 ($10,000) and a calamander example was sold, October 21, 2005, lot 248 ($19,200). 

This model of games table with sliding leaves on the sides opening to a removable chessboard above a leather-lined backgammon board appears to be rare; a table with central sliding panel reversing to a chessboard and opening to a backgammon well, with a similar spindled trestle support was sold, Christie's, London, November 14, 1996, lot 86 (£10,350).

A Celebration of the English Country House

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