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1858/18: A truly wonderful early Victorian fully-fitted GAMES COMPENDIUM, with too many original features and contents to list fully here. Briefly: coromandel box inset with engraved brass and porcelain panel to the lid; amazing side handles; ivory chess; draughts; backgammon; markers; shakers; dice and pegs. Gilt engraved Bezique and Cribbage scoring boards; superb coromandel and ivory chess/backgammon board. Lower spring-loaded drawer with four packs of original cards (unused); dominoes; counters and other items. *This large compendium is of the very highest quality, the like of which we have not seen for many years! c.1865

box, chess, compendium, Games, object

£4250

1857/18: A pretty early 19th century Regency period metamorphic GAMES & SEWING TABLE. Constructed of rosewood, the well figured top with its twin galleried demi-lune side flaps, has a sliding central section, which when opened reveals the original backgammon board, and when turned over, displays the inlaid chess & draughts board. Further below is the 'embroidery' drawer, whilst the table is supported on a central rosewood column, leading to an ornate ormolu collar, and the quadrapartite base with solid rosewood bun feet. Complete with (later) chess set, this delightful table has so many enjoyable uses...20ins (51cms) wide. c.1830

chess, furniture, Games, Table

£2350

1770/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an impressive and fine quality early 19th century mahogany CARD TABLE by this famous English cabinetmaker. The well figured top, with its iconic beaded decoration around the leading edges, opens to reveal a gorgeous (slightly faded) original baize interior. Below, the frieze, with its 'panelled' decoration (also typically Gillows) is supported on an octagonal central column, leading to a gadrooned 'collar' and shaped reeded legs terminating in particularly fine cast brass castors. Gillows at his best! 36ins wide; 18ins deep; 29.5ins high. (91.5 x 45.5 x 75cms) c.1825

furniture, Games, Gillows, Table

£2450

1355/17: A pretty Regency mahogany Lady's SEWING/READING & GAMES TABLE in fine condition. After a model by Morgan & Sanders, it features a leather-covered sliding top with adjustable easel; backgammon well; sliding inlaid chessboard; twin side drawers; hinged flaps and a silk-pleated sewing drawer below. It is supported on a "U" shaped under tier, and a short column with four sabre legs and original castors. *Two early 19th century drawings for a Lady's Work Table upon which this example is based, are shown in Ackerman's "Regency Furniture & Interiors". Morgan & Sanders are credited in the text as the "inventors and manufacturers of this excellent article". c.1825

furniture, Games, sewing, Table

£2850