Object Place: Europe, England
72.55 cm (28 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Laburnum, laburnum veneer, oak; iron and brass hardware; modern velvet playing surface
Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)
Table with hinged top opens to fabric covered surface with oval wells for counters and square reserves for candlesticks. Concertina action allows sides to extend and then be held ridgid by a hook, moving the back legs further out to support the hinged leaf. Veneer forms striped pattern on top and sides of each table. Legs are fashioned from solid wood and are also striped. The legs end in pad feet.
1977, sold by Phillips of Hitchin Antiques, Ltd., Hitchin, England, to Herbert Heidelberger (b. 1933 - d. 1982), Boston; 1984, bequest of Herbert Heidelberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1984)
Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger