George II Burr Walnut Card Table

£24,500.00

Circa. 1735 

A rare George II Burr Walnut and feather banded card table

                                                    Price :£ 24,500-00p.

Height:28.75”, 73 cms, Width:31”, 79 cms, Depth:15.25”, 39 cms.

No: 411 K 

A rare George II Burr Walnut and feather banded card table attributed to Benjamin Crook, the rectangular lobed, hinged top enclosing a tooled suede playing surface with four guinea wells and candle stands to each corner above the frieze drawer, the whole raised on carved cabriole legs with shell, bellflower and scrolling to the knees and terminating in trefoil feet.

Circa. 1735 

                                                    Price :£ 24,500-00p.

Height:28.75”, 73 cms, Width:31”, 79 cms, Depth:15.25”, 39 cms.

This striking Card Table has featured in 2 of our special exhibitions and catalogues. The first was filmed on location at Forty Hall, Enfield in 1991.

The second opportunity arose in 2004 when we had a special exhibition devoted to early English Walnut Furniture and the location this time was Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire.

Note: The lobed top and shell carved cabriole legs are almost identical to a table by Benjamin Crook snr. Sold Christie’s London, 15th. April 1999, lot 107. This had previously been in the collection of Percival D. Griffiths F.S.A. by 1924 and was sold previously by his executors at Christie’s London, May 10th. 1939.

See C. Gilbert “Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840” fig 265.

Crook is recorded at The George & White Lyon in St. Paul’s Churchyard from 1732-1748. See G. Beard & C. Gilbert “Dictionary of London Furniture Makers 1660-1840” p.212.

Delivery in the UK mainland is included in the marked price.

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