• Item: Work / Games Table
• Circa: 1830
• Period: William IV
• Wood: Rosewood & Birds Eye Maple
• Inlaid chessboard top
• Swivel folding table top
• Single working compartmentalised drawer
• Original red paper lining to drawer
• Pull out sewing basket
• Buff colour satin pleated outer lining to basket
• Red fabric lined patterned interior to basket
• Stunning “U” shape central pedestal support
• Bulbous scroll collar to pedestal base
• Four up-turned scroll feet
• Original brass castors
• Fantastic quality
• Original polish & patination
• Original condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English William IV rosewood rectangular worktable incorporating a chess game board and sewing box, circa 1830, in good original condition. The top boasts a rosewood and birds eye maple inlaid chessboard. The perimeter of the tabletop features a stunning rosewood grain configuration with a fine moulded edge. The tabletop can be rotated through 90° to reveal a shallow storage space. Once in this position, the tabletop can then be unfolded on the original brass hinges, to double the size of the tabletop area. Below, is a single working mahogany lined and hand-dovetailed drawer, which boasts the original red paper lining and is sectioned into small compartments; designed for storing sewing reels, and needles. In addition, the drawer retains its original working lock, including a working key and original turned knobs. Further below is a pull-out sewing basket, which boasts a buff colour satin pleated outer lining. The sewing basket also features a working lock and its own key. The inside of the sewing basket is lined with red fabric incorporating fleur-de-lis motifs. Underneath, the top of the sewing table is supported by a stunning “U” shape central pedestal support. Further below, the central pedestal terminates on a bulbous up-turned scroll collar above a circular base, which is connected to four short up-turned scroll carved feet on the original castors.
This item would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room, dining room or bedroom. It has a beautiful deep and rich patina, which has been generated by the centuries of cleaning and care it has received.
This truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out on your chance to own such a lovely antique item.
This sewing table features a rich brown rosewood colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This sewing table is in good original condition. There are no marks, scratches or stains to the top. The drawer is free running and closes flush to the frame. The drawer retains the original working lock and key. The sewing basket has been re-upholstered and re-lined some time ago, however the fabric is clean and in good condition. The sewing basket also retains its original working lock and key. The sewing table boasts the original brass castors and the drawer. The sewing table features the original polish, which is what gives the table such a stunning patination. All in all, this item is in good condition considering its age.
Height = 74.5cm or 29⅜” or 2ft 5⅜”
Width = 53.8cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
Depth = 37cm or 14½” or 1ft 2½”
Knee Height = 60.6cm or 23⅞” or 1ft 11⅞”
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