18th century Chinese games table

18th century Chinese games table
Circa 1790
A very rare Chinese Export games table. China Trade Export Circa 1790
Made of solid padouk-wood with ebony stringing and satinwood crossbandings.
The center of the sliding top to reveal backgammon top, above a single drawer.
A/f old splits as seen in the photos
Height75.5cm: Width 70cm (when the flap are up 122cm) Depth 56cm

'The Decorative Arts of the China Trade Paintings, furnishings and exotic curiosities', by Carl L Crossman, published by Antique Collectors' Club, 1991, p237
The interior of the drawer is inlaid in exactly the same manner and design as Chippendale’s gaming box billed to Paxton House in 1774. Several examples of this form are known in export furniture.

Old splits on removable section

48.03 inches
29.72 inches
22.05 inches
padouk wood

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