Antique Chess Table Rosewood Inlaid with Bobbin Legs Victorian Hall Table 1860

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Seller: ercsdad (2,941) 99%, Location: Letchworth, Hertfordshire, Ships to: GB, Item: 143343815361 You are bidding on a fabulous piece of Victorian Interior Design. A Charming little Antique Victorian Chess Table with Rosewood, Ebony and Satinwood Veneers supported on ‘Bobbin’ turned Legs and Stretcher. This early Example dates to around 1860 and has a beautiful figured Rosewood veneered top with an inlaid Chess board in the centre. It stands on four gorgeous ‘Bobbin’ turned legs & stretcher. It has achieved a glorious mellow patina over many years of use. This is a genuine loft find and so comes in Untouched and Unrestored Antique Condition. It will need some TLC/restoration. It has lots of dinks, scuffs and marks on the top and legs. It also some small pieces of veneer missing along the edge of the table top. The joints will also need some re-glueing as its a little wobbly in places. Looking at similar examples, it is also missing 4 small decorative finials on the 4 underside corners of the tap top! All nice easy fixings and a lovely little project for the enthusiast. Please bare this is mind when bidding. This lovely example measures approx. 35 inches in length x 17.5 inches width x 27 inches in height It could still be used for playing Chess, but it would also make a stunning side table in a period hallway. A real talking point, and an unusual Interior Design piece with loads of charm and character. Overall a gorgeous and rare table with loads of charm and character in need of some TLC/Restoration. History:During the Victorian period Antique Chess tables were high in fashion as chess was a great way of entertainment. The Game of chess dates back over 1000 years, but was popular in Europe and especially in Britain in the 19th century as new tournaments were introduced. The first world chess championship was introduced in 1886. This lead to a rise in demand for new chess boards in the Victorian homes. As these were used by the wealthy, no expense was spared in their construction, with beautifully figured walnut or fine inlaid rosewoods used, often with boxwood and ebony inlaid squares. Collection is preferred! but we will send this item out very well packed, so you can bid in confidence! You will not be disappointed. Good luck and thanks for your interest. I have been collecting for many years and all items being sold are from my personal collection! See my other listings for: Vintage, Antique, Holmegaard Carnaby Glass and other retro ceramic items. Shelley Rustkin Maiolica Minton Japanese China Ming Qing Export Ceramics Antiquities Carnival Antique Glass 1970s 1950s Cranberry Victoriana Studio Glass Bohemian Czech Art Deco Victorian Jewellery Ceramics Art Nouveau I do my very best to list our items as accurately as possible so if you are not happy with this item, on its arrival, please do contact me first before opening a case against us. I am keen to work with you on any issues you may have and often this is a much quicker route to resolving problems. Condition: Antique Condition for Light Restoration, Style: Country, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Chess Table

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