Games Table c.1830

76.5 x 51.0 x 52.0 cm

A Rare Jamaican made Games Table, attributed to Ralph Turnbull (act.1820-40). It has a chess board top displaying 64 squares of local Jamaican and imported timbers including palm wood & rosewood. The chess board top is hinged, opening to reveal a compartment containing a backgammon board, while the underside is baize-lined. The skirt is veneered and has squares of palm wood at each corner. The lower edge of the skirt is decorated with a finely turned quarter moulding. The veneered tapering octagonal column rests on a quadraform base supported on four carved lotus and stylised animal paw feet with concealed castors. Original 19th century patina.

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