Pair of Ornate 19th C. Card Tables after Boulle
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This stunning pair of ornate card tables designed after André-Charles Boulle, a Superior French Cabinet maker. They feature a lavish partie and contra partie design with delicately shaped cabriole legs and sabot feet. The interior has a fitted and sectioned space for cards, dice and gaming chips. Each table unfolds and opens to reveal a baize covered top with a scrolled ebonized border and brass stringing detail. Each leg has an elaborate ormolu mount with a central mask medallion on the front shaped apron. Each table measures 34 ¾ in – 88 cm wide, 17 ½ in – 44.5 cm deep and 30 ¼ in – 77 cm in height.  A superb quality and resplendent pair of tables, they would undoubtedly give a ‘wow’ factor to any room or setting and make an amazing focal point. André-Charles Boulle (11 November 1642 – 28 February 1732) was the French cabinetmaker who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry, even "the most remarkable of all French cabinetmakers." His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to the fashion he perfected of inlaying brass and tortoiseshell, known as Boulle (or, in 19th-century Britain, Buhl work).