Stair & Company Ltd., New York
Acquired from the above, 1980
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).
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