A Regency Walnut Cross-Banded Card Table
A Regency walnut cross-banded card table with satinwood and satinwood stringing, with green baize, black and gilt column to pedestal with four swept legs to brass castors. Signed by Philips and Sons Bristol.
The growth of James Phillips and Sons Ltd., the house furnishers, of Union Street, Bristol, can be traced through five generations of the family. Indeed, the House of Phillips, as it is popularly known, is one of the oldest furnishing businesses in the city a business which has grown from the humble beginning of a one-man shop. It was founded by Mr. John Phillips, a man of limited means, the great-great-grandfather of the present managing director, Mr. Jack Phillips, who has been with the firm for 31 years.
The date of the foundation of the company is not, as a matter of fact, known to within a year or so, although it is known that John Phillips spent most of his life at sea in the stirring days of the Napoleonic wars. With his voyages abroad he collected clocks and other readily portable objects for disposal back home in England.
Size; 47 cm D x 98 W x 76 H
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Size; 81 cm wide
Stock number 3383