Half Round Card Table. Sold
This semi circular card table folds open to reveal a round green baize playing surface. The rear legs move and angle out on two wooden hinges at 45 degrees. When set up all the four legs are equidistant ( hope all those angles add up to 360 degrees) and provide a stable games table. Of course it could also be used for Monopoly or dominoes.We believe the piece to have been made in the1950s and there is an elegant Sheraton look about those square tapered legs. $142.
There are a couple of small holes in the baize and a patch of white visible in this photograph.and this gives me the opportunity to mention Graeme Browne’s shop in Malvern Road, Toorak. For many years this has been the “go to” place for restorers of furniture. They have a vast array of handles, wooden and brass, veneers, shellac flakes, key blanks, escutcheons (those little brass shapes around a keyhole) plus heaps more. It is just worth going to look around. Anyway we called just now, enquiring about green baize. Well they didn’t have it. But that’s ok, because they suggested we could check with Alcock’s the billiard people for the material. And then they recommended a Mr Steve Houghton of Hawthorn for the fitting.. That’s why they’ve been first stop for many of us hunting for a hard to get component or service. Browne’s have been going for over 30 years to our knowledge.