Rare and wonderful English (or Irish) round (tip top) games table with coin cups and the original red Russian leather top (note the diamond cross hatch marks from the tanning process).
This was made for the game of Maw which was popular in the mid 18th century and was specifically for 5 players.
This is a very rare form (note how massive the cabriole legs and feet are and yet it is completely in scale with great style).
Reference: Antiques Magazine - Feb. 1990 (page 381) (virtually identical table - base not as bold)
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