An Extremely Rare English Oak & Ebony-Inlaid Games Table, Attributable To George Bullock
Height: 30" Width: 38" Depth: 38"
Inventory Number 8497-270
The square top with trailing foliate border and swivel center section with chessboard to one side, opening to a recessed backgammon board, and a green leather-lined surface to the other; above a foliate-mounted frieze, on four scrolled serpentine supports joined by a concave-sided platform centered by a lotus boss on a stepped circular base, the legs and platform inlaid with foliage, on paw feet with sunk castors.
For similar border inlay, C. Wainwright, et al., George Bullock Cabinet-Maker, London, 1988, pp. 96.
Regency designer George Bullock (ca. 1777-1818). Bullock was a brilliantly original and stylish furniture maker and sculptor from Liverpool. With his highly original designs and patriotic use of British woods, marbles and decorative motifs, and inventive ornamental patterns realized in both brass and marquetry, Bullock became one of the most recognized names in Regency cabinet-making.