Federal Cross-Lyre Card Table(16 views)
Description: Mahogany and mahogany veneer with burled elm inlay - original brass. This exceptional Philadelphia games table was the product of a master cabinetmaker - the burled elm inlay is highly unusual - when opened, the top spins to initially reveal an inner compartment and folds out to lie flat in card-table dimensions (as shown in one of the accompanying photos).
Condition Report: Condition: excellent - minor old and new repairs - restored original French polish - one brass lyre string replaced by us - age crack on the inside of one leaf stabilized and obscured by us.
Notes: ID # 4548FP
Dimensions: 36" wide x 29.5" tall x 16" deep (33" deep when opened out).
Date: Circa 1810.