18th Century French Twist Top Game Table

18th Century French Twist Top Game Table

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18th Century French Twist Top Game Table
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18th Century French Twist Top Game Table
18th Century French Twist Top Game Table
18th Century French Twist Top Game Table
18th Century French Twist Top Game Table
18th Century French Twist Top Game Table
18th Century French Twist Top Game Table

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18th Century French Twist Top Game Table

This intriguing antique French twist top game table has been hand carved with motifs having much symbolism. The top turns, locks into place and opens onto two large rectangular panels suitable for game playing.  When closed, this wonderful table could be used as a writing table with the proper stool. 

I will describe the moifs and leave the interpretation to you!  On the front apron is an image of an angel in flight holding an end of a drape that is flowing behind a shield.   The shield has an image of a key as well as a real keyhole at the center of the apron.  In the angel’s right hand is what I believe to be a light or torch.  To the right of the shield, is a dove flying downwards emanating rays or beams of light into a small frame of a house with a book on the roof.  To the right of this is what  I believe to be a nun in a nun’s habit, sitting in a chair.  Behind her is a cabinet with two decorated doors. 

The back apron has another shield with what appears to be partial initials on its front.  There are primitive linen fold motifs to either side, and the blocks on either side of the apron feature mascarons.  Beneath the apron are three indented and decorated panels depicting a bird with outstretched wings at the center, and flanking this are arched columns over fluting.  The entire piece rests upon platform legs with four feet depicting mascarons.

Condition:  Rubs, nicks, scratches and fading to wood in areas all commensurate with age.

Closed Dimensions: H=29 1/8, W=43 5/8, D=22, Open Dimensions: H=28, 43 3/4 x 44 1/2

 

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 913-9
  • Quantity
  • Unlimited
  • Category
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 18th C.
  • Country of Origin
  • France
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 43.6 inches
  • Height: 29.1 inches
  • Depth: 22 inches
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Rubs, nicks, scratches and fading to wood in areas all commensurate with age.

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