Card Tables

A Louis XV Walnut Game Table
18th Century

The top lined with a green crushed velvet top above a frieze with a single drawer all resting on cabriole legs with carved knees ending with scrolled toupie feet.

Height 30 in. Width 36 in. Depth 30 in.

Inventory Number: Tab325
A Fine & Rare Regency Calamander, Mahogany, & Satinwood “Tric Trac” Table
Early 19th Century

The Calamander top revealing a game interior over a frieze with a single large drawer on front, with false drawers throughout all resting on a base ending in castors.

Height 28 ¾ in. Width 22 in. Depth 17 in.

Inventory Number: Tab117
A Rare Mahogany Cumberland Action Dining Table
18th Century

Height 28 ½ in. Width 47 ½ in. Depth 15 ½ “Closed” Depth 47 ½ in. by 58 in. "Open"

Inventory Number: Tab317
A Fine Louis XVI Brass Bound Ebonized Bone Inlaid Mahogany & Ebony Tric Trac Table stamped Vassou
18th Century

A Fine Louis XVI Brass Bound Part
Ebonized Ivory Inlaid Mahogany & Ebony
Tric Trac Table
Circa 1785, stamped VASSOU JME
Jean Baptiste Vassou, Maitre 1767

The rectangular leather inset removable top reversing to a baize surface and opening to a gaming surface, above opposing small drawers, raised on circular tapering fluted legs.

Height 29 in. Width 45 in. Depth 22 in.

Le Mobilier Francais Du XVIII Siecle, pg 853-859
By Denise Ledoux-Lebard

Paris, Art Decoratifs; Paris, Cognacq-Jay; Paris, Petit Palais

Height 29 in. Width 45 in. Depth 22 in.

Inventory Number: Tab211
A Fine Louis XVI Brass Mounted Ebony & Acajou Mouchete Game Table/Table de Brelan by Godefroy Dester
18th Century

Stamped Godefroy Dester

Godefroy Dester maitre 1774

Height 30 in. Width 43 in. Depth 21 ½ in.

Diameter when open 43 in.

This ebeniste was active until at least 1790. working in the rue du Faubourg-Saint – Antoine. His work, which is very distinctive, usually takes the form of light pieces of furniture, tables and bonhcurs-du-jour with marquetry in a loz­enge pattern, the centres decorated. The woods used, satinwood, and stained maplewood, create a harmonious blend of pale-gold and green. The shapes are simple and the decorative use of gilt- bronze mounts is restrained. Godefroy Dester also made a number of pieces in mahogany as well, close in style to the work of Weisweiler and Benneman. The mounts are very sober, the distinction resting largely in the beauty of the woods. The only recorded piece of elaborate furniture by Dester is a commode formerly in the Collection of the Earl of Plymouth. In this, highly ornate gilt-bronze mounts are combined with plaques of Paris porcelain. This commode formed one of a pair bought by the Comte d’Artois in 1785 from the marchand-miroitier Delaroue, established at 4 rue de Verrerie at the sign ‘A la Toilette Royale’. They adorned the bedroom of the prince at the Palais du Temple. Paris, and were designed for his toilette; for this purpose they were fitted with boxes lined in blue chamois to hold toilet utensils. It seems that Delaroue was seeking to emulate the porcelain-mounted pieces in which Daguerre specialized.

Commode stamped Dester, decorated with Haris porcelain plaques It he largest

Jean-Jacques Gautier: Le Garde Mcublc’ in: La Folie

d’Artois. 1988. p. 115
Bonheur-du-jour stamped Dester, с. 1780. (Archives Galeric Perrin. Paris)

Le Mobilier Francais Du XVIII Siecle
By Denise Ledoux-Lebard

Height 30 in. Width 43 in. Depth 21 ½ in. Diameter when open 43 in.

Inventory Number: Tab207
A Louis XV Chestnut Leather Top Games Table
18th Century

The square top with a tooled leather surface above four drawers raised on cabriole legs ending with sabots.

Height 29 ½ in. Width 28 1/2 in. Depth 28 1/2 in.

Inventory Number: Tab102
A George II Mahogany Card Table Possibly Irish
18th Century

The oblong hinged top with outset rounded corners opening to a baize lined playing surface inset with counter wells, above a conforming frieze fitted with a small drawer, raised on shell carved cabriole legs ending in leaf carved pad feet

Height 28 ½ in. Width 35 in. Depth 16 in.

Inventory Number: Tab51
A Highly Important Portuguese Mahogany Triple Action Game Table
18th Century

The hinged top opening to three surfaces, the first surface opens to a polished playing surface, further opening to a leather lined playing surface with counter wells, and finally
opening to an inlaid chess board, revealing a compartment, above a carved frieze and gadrooned apron, raised on acanthus carved slightly cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet.

Height 32 in. Width 34 in. Depth 16 in.

Inventory Number: Tab39