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Inlaid Harewood card table

36" wide, 18" deep, 30"high | Circa 1785

A rare and unusual Harewood and marquetry card table, veneered in Harewood (stained Fiddle back Sycamore) which gives the table the striking grain, often confused with mahogany harewood was used in the production of furniture primerially in the Hepplewhite period to produce inlays and furniture of different colours, harewood was produced in green, grey and less often blue, it was more often used as a decorative inlay to furniture in small quantities, so it is unusual to find a table that is veneered completely in Harewood. Boxwood line inlays to the legs with nicely cut marquetry panels the top centre marquetry still retains the green colour to the marquetry. A very unusual and striking piece of Hepplewhite furniture.