A George II padouk concertina-action card table, mid-18th century
the serpentine shaped hinged top enclosing a baize-lined interior with conforming frieze and a gadrooned apron moulding on foliate and cabochon-carved cabriole legs with scroll feet, the underside with a label with pen inscription J. F. No. 1 and a further pencil inscription Chevely [sic] Park / Bt of Duke of Rutland Sale March 1845
74cm. high, 91.5cm. wide, 46cm. deep; 2ft. 5in., 3ft., 1ft. 6in.
Possibly supplied to John Manners, Marquis of Granby for Cheveley Park, Cambridgshire;
Thence by descent to John Henry Manners, 6th Duke of Rutland at Cheveley Park, until sold March 1845 (according to pencil inscription to underside);
With Hotspur Ltd., London;
Property of a New England Collector, Christie's New York, 13 April 2000, lot 12;
Acquired from Partridge Fine Art, London, 8 May 2000.