A Pair of Victorian Card or Console Tables
Dating from the Victorian period these Console Tables are beautifully executed in walnut, and burl walnut veneer.
The two side elements of the console table are each divided into two legs, terminating in bronze shoes with castors. These are made and signed by Loach & Clarke Brassfounders, Birmingham.
The two side elements, richly embellished with acanthus leaves, and flowers, as well as the swept legs are connected with a turned brace with a leaf shaped decoration in the center.
The moulded top with mirrored burl wood veneer has a re-entrant frieze underneath, decorated with a cartouche-shaped ornament in the middle, and squeezed orbs at the corners.
The cover plates are rotable and reveal a storage compartment for game items, as well as round-shaped, green felt on the inner sides when unfolded the actual surface for playing.
Truly beautiful, very finely made Card Table Consoles, very rare to find as pair.