A Queen Anne black japanned card table, circa 1710.

The table has a concertina action and rectangular fold-over top with outset corners.

The central area is decorated with boys fishing, sailing and canoeing in a lakeland scene and set at each corner with the family crest and centred by the Cecil arms.

The chased border has foliate panels, candle stands and guinea wells decorated with flowerheads.

The table is set on square-cut cabriole legs with similar decoration and pointed pad feet, 73cm by 82cm.

The central arms are those of Brownlow, 8th Earl of Exeter (1701-1754) impaling those of Chambers, marking the marriage in 1724 of the earl to Hannah Sophia Chambers (1702-1765), a daughter of Thomas Chambers a wealthy Derby businessman.


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