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The H.M. Stanley Games Table

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This elegant traveling games table once belonged to journalist and explorer H. M. Stanley

Key Features

  • This excellent traveling games table was once owned by explorer H. M. Stanley
  • The oak table has a green baize surface flanked by inset ashtrays, matchboxes, and bronze holders
  • Two compartmentalized drawers are designed to hold cards, chips and other game pieces
  • Circa 1860
  • Closed: 30 3/8" wide x 41 5/8" high; Open: 33 ¾" deep

Item Details

  • Width:
    30 3/8 Inches
  • Height:
    41 5/8 Inches
  • Depth:
    33 3/4 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
This traveling games table was once the property of Henry Morton Stanley, one of history's most famed explorers. A classic example of well-appointed camp furniture, this compact table is crafted of sturdy oak and features a green baize playing surface, which locks in place thanks to two bronze levers. Removable bronze ashtrays are inset on each corner, along with two matchboxes, while four bronze rings, attached underneath, can swing out to hold one's drink. Two compartmentalized drawers are designed to hold cards, chips and other gaming accessories. Beautifully preserved, this marvelous table boasts both excellent craftsmanship and impressive provenance.Though he began life as a child of the English workhouses, Welsh journalist Henry Morton Stanley became world-famous as one of the most intrepid reporters in history for his explorations of Africa and his expedition, financed by the New York Herald, to find Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Though a controversial figure in many respects, Stanley is widely esteemed for his discoveries and was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1899, in recognition of his service to the British Empire in Africa. Stanley also has strong ties to the city of New Orleans. At the age of 18, he booked passage to the United States. Disembarking in New Orleans, he quickly became the employee and adoptive son of a wealthy merchant, and soon claimed the city as his own, and even denied being a foreigner by assuming a local accent. Circa 1860Closed: 30 3/8" wide x 41 5/8" highOpen: 33 3/4" deep

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