An Aesthetic Period Oak Antique Fold Over Card Table By Marsh & Jones. The rectangular fold over top with canted corners and stylised floral inlaid roundels with purple heart and sycamore banding, opening to reveal a baized lined playing surface. Raised on an oak circular turned stem again with typical aesthetic inlaid detail, terminating in four angular carved supports with inset brass castor's, designed by Charles Bevan circa 1870
Records do survive for a major Bevan commission, the furniture made in 1865-6 for Titus Salt Jnr and installed in 1872 in Milner Filed, the Gothic Mansion designed by Thomas Harris. The Salt furniture was made by Leeds cabinet makers Marsh & Jones (from 1872 Marsh, Jones & Cribb). Bevans sycamore washstand from the main bedroom at Milner Field with its blue grey bardiglio marble top, was made by Pattison, the inlay is by a Spanniard called Vert. It was invoiced on 16 November 1865 at £20 16s 0d.
Marsh & Jones marketed a quantity of Bevan furniture almost identical to the Titus Salt commission including his music stand and occasional table. They also made on license the New registered reclining chair which Bevan first advertised in the trade press in 1865. The design of other imposing Geometric Gothic furniture bearing Marsh & Jones labels is confidently attributed to Bevan on stylistic grounds.
Condition: This card table is in excellent condition, cleaned and waxed, replacement baize lining.
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