Antique Tables : Work Table, Games Table
Antique games table
Fine and rare Regency pedestal games table. The ebony and sycamore sliding top, with foliate marquetry banding, revealing a leather backgammon board. The inlaid frieze with reeded geometric panels and two drawers. Raised on a turned pedestal with moulded and hipped splay legs, with decorative brass castors.
This table comes with letters which record the following provenance: Elizabeth Frances Oates, by whom given to [her god daughter] Jane Frances Bennet (1798-1873) of Rougham, Suffolk on her marriage to the Rev Samuel Hurry Alderson (1787-1863) in 1821 (according to the a.l.s., Bury St Edmunds Decr 3rd ) thence by descent to Mrs Alderson's grand-daughter, Ethel Tufnell of Wormington Hall, Essex (according to an a.l.s., Penrith, Cumberland, nd [1944 or 5] to the then owner Mrs Courtauld)