112 North Columbus Street Alexandria, VA 22314 United States 703.548.4917
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$ 9,800

Federal Cross-Lyre Card Table

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 19th Century
Materials Mahogany and mahogany veneer with burled elm inlay - original brass.
W. 36 in; H. 29.5 in; D. 16 in;
W. 91.44 cm; H. 74.93 cm; D. 40.64 cm;
Open W. 33 in; Closed W. 16 in;
Open W. 83.82 cm; Closed W. 40.64 cm;
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.
Creation Date Circa 1810
Description 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).
Styles / Movements Federal, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 4548FP
Incollect Reference Number 283659
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