Early 19th C. British Colonial Card Table from Jamaica, West Indies, c 1810

A Fine and Very Rare Early 19th Century British Colonial George III Card Table from the Island of Jamaica in the West Indies. It dates from the Regency Period and was made of solid Mahogany that was Hand-Carved by Slaves on the Plantation, c.1810. The turned Pedestal, with Baluster and multiple Ring carving, rests on four elegant Sabre legs which are boldly carved and reeded and terminate in Brass Claws. It is very unusual to see Brass Claws on Jamaican Colonial Regency furniture and this level of sophistication suggests that it was probably copied from an English Pattern Book by a major Kingston Cabinet-Maker, possibly someone with connections to the famous English Firm of  Gillows of Lancaster and London. This item is one of several splendid pieces of Early 19th Century Jamaican Colonial Furniture being sold and is from the famous Ashmeade-Hawkins Collection. This Early 19th Century Regency Card Table originally came from the 18th Century Great House of Albion Estate, St. Ann, and belonged to the wealthy Moulton-Barrett family who owned vast Sugar Plantations in Jamaica and who were ancestors of the famous English Victorian Poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning. As most serious Dealers and Collectors know the majority of 18th and Early 19th Century West Indian Colonial Furniture is handed down as family heirlooms from generation to generation by the old British and French Colonial families on their Plantations in the Caribbean and seldom comes on the Market. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a fine example at a very reasonable cost.

Length: 36 inches
Width:  18 inches
Height: 29 inches


Price: $2,500.00