ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL MAHOGANY CHESS TOP TABLE
Height: 30 inches / 76.2 cm
Width: 22 inches / 55.5 cm
Depth: 22 inches / 55.5 cm
Stock number: RW3218/0119
An unusual design mahoagany chess top table in the Sheraton revival style, the square top with a chess board of oak and mahogany squares sitting within a moulded gallery with space surrounding it for taken pieces, with a shaped apron and on square legs, both of which are inlaid, the legs are joined by a cross stretcher surmounted by an inlaid panel with a shell motif. Probably continental and more than likely Dutch, which would be very much in keeping with the Dutch history of fine chess sets and boards with an emphasis on fine cabinet making and wood turning. This is a remarkable find and would be a perfect partner for any of the more elegant Dutch, Scandinavian or German sets particularly in the Silenus style.