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Lot 10: Pair of George III mahogany, burr yew and inlaid card tables, late 18th century, The serpentine foldover top above frieze marquetry inlPlatinum House
October 9, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Pair of George III mahogany, burr yew and inlaid card tables
late 18th century
The serpentine foldover top above frieze marquetry inlaid to show an urn and flowers, the rounded corners inlaid in fruitwood and ivory to show paterae, swags, and flowerheads, raised on square tapering legs ending in brass caps and castors.
H: 29 1/2, W: 32 1/2, D: 18 in.
Property from Ditchley, the Virginia estate of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont.
W.F. Greenwood & sons, York, retailer's plaque to underside.
Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use
Areas of varnish lifting and cracking
Numerous areas of veneer loss (some pieces retained)
Cracks to tops
Surfaces refinished, probably in the early 20th century.
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