19th Century, English George III Inlaid Console and Game Table
Measures: closed: cm W 92,5 x D 46,5 x H 78,5; open: cm W 92,5 x D 93 x H 76,5
This refined console table can be transformed into a game table by opening the table top. Made in the early nineteenth century, in the George III era, in England, it is made of veneered wood and decorated with elegant inlays with different wooden colors, to create color contrasts of great decorative effect.
The plan of the console, rectangular shape with front angles at 45 degrees, has inlays that create a perimeter frame with decorations in the shape of plants and, inside three ovals, still life with musical instruments, helmet, shield and banners, probably referred to the client of the furniture. The top is foldable and once open becomes an octagonal support surface, mezzanine, for the game of cards.
The underside band is enriched on the front by a drawer. Wooden inlays draw on the sides helmets, drums and banners inscribed within rectangular frames. The four legs have an inverted pyramid trunk adorned with two light frames at their origin.
This console table is very decorative and easily placed in any furnishing context, can be combined with antique or modern furniture. It can be designed for an entrance hall or a corridor, but also for a study or a living room, surmounted by a dressing table or a painting.
12 800 €