A very beautiful and elegant Georgian Sheraton Period, fold over Demi-Lune card or games table in Satinwood, Circa 1790.
This is a semi circular (demi-lune) fold over table made of Satinwood and carefully chosen Satinwood veneers, with Kingwood inlay, the top set out as a sunburst or fan radial pattern. The rear legs both hinge individually outward, to support the fold over flap, to reveal a green felt circular top for playing cards or other games. The legs are of an elegant tapering square section ending in spade feet.
Overall a very fine and useful Georgian piece to grace any home.
Thomas Sheraton was born in 1751 at Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England and died in 1806. He initially trained as a cabinetmaker but settled in London around 1790. In 1791-94 he published the " Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer' Drawing Book" in four parts. Part 3 of this book, is the important section for furniture and illustrates in some detail the neo classical themed furniture tastes of the day.
Sheraton style furniture was popular in England and the USA from roughly 1790 to 1820.
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SKU: F 426
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