λ AN ANGLO-CHINESE HUANGHUALI AND PADOUK GAMES TABLE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
inlaid with stringing and banding, the drop-leaf top with a reeded edge, with a sliding reversible centre inlaid with an ebony and boxwood chequer board to the underside, revealing a backgammon board inlaid with ebony and bone, with parquetry squares and lozenges, above a camphorwood double sided frieze drawer with divisions, on square tapering legs and later block feet
76.2cm high, 70.3cm wide, 56.2cm deep
See Carl L. Crossman, The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, pp. 236 and 237, pl.88 and 89, for two comparable examples with similar interiors. According to the author the interiors were based on a gaming box by Thomas Chippendale for Paxton House in 1774.
See also Dreweatts, Fine Furniture, 30th June 2021, lot 265 for a similar example which sold for £15,000 (hammer),