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A pair of George III boxwood strung and crossbanded mahogany demi-lune card tables by Gillows, 1788

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A pair of George III boxwood strung and crossbanded mahogany demi-lune card tables by Gillows, 1788

A pair of George III boxwood strung and crossbanded mahogany demi-lune card tables by Gillows, 1788

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,032

GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A pair of George III boxwood strung and crossbanded mahogany demi-lune card tables by Gillows, 1788


the folding tops with later baize inset and gateleg action above a tablet frieze on fluted square tapering legs

74cm. high, 100cm. wide, 45cm. deep; 2ft. 5¼in., 3ft. 3½in., 1ft. 5¾in.

Generally in reasonable and very original condition. Variations to colour of tops and surface apparently repolished. Missing stringing and small losses to veneers. Minor repairs to small sections of veneer. Tops have warped slightly. With typically minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. When tops are open : 90 x 100cm. A smart pair with lovely colour.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Supplied to John Christian Curwen (1756–1828) for Workington Hall, Cumbria;
Thence by descent.
Waste Book, 12 October 1788, p. 2574 (Westminster Archives Centre, 344/12)
The present card tables, together with four others en suite, were supplied to Workington Hall in 1788 and are recorded in Gillows' Waste Book on 12 October, described as '6 handsome Mahogany Circular card Tables lined with fine green cloth. 6 tops x band & strung frame banded in panels... legs fluted...Tablets in the Centres' at a cost of £19. 16s. 0d.