Chess table

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The small table is rectangular, and stands on four slender cabriole legs that are connected by a low shelf. One or both long sides have a bowed contour. The deep body contains a drawer that opens from one short side, and has an ogee skirt. One long side may have a slide that can be drawn out to extend the top; and descriptions mention "a sliding screen to shield the players' faces from the heat of an open fire."
Connection to Franklin
Descended in Franklin's family with history of ownership by him. Terms of Use Credits