A GEORGE II MAHOGANY CARD TABLE An important mid 18th century carved mahogany concertina action card table, having a rectangular fold-over top with square lobed corners, opening to reveal corners inlaid with playing cards and oval money pockets within a green baize lined surface, above a plain cross veneered frieze with inverted breakfront and boldly carved egg and dart moulding with interspersed leaf carving; on slender cabriole legs with cabochon clasp to the knees, terminating in unusual scroll toes. Note: The table retains the paper label 'Art and Treasures Exhibition in New York 1967' on the underside. English, circa 1745 Height: 28 ¾ in; 73 cm Width: 35 ½ in; 90.5 cm Depth closed: 18 in; 46 cm Depth open: 35 in; 89 cm Provenance: Stair & Company, Williamsburg; Private collection, USA. Literature: Illustrated: Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture’, revised edition, 1954, vol. III, p. 201, fig 31. Ralph Edwards, ‘The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, 1964, p. 524, ill. 24. ‘Art Treasures Exhibition catalogue’, 1967, ill. 33. Exhibitions: ‘Art Treasures Exhibition’, New York 1967, item 33.