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games table. A small table equipped with an inlaid chess board and sometimes a backgammon board. They are often fitted with drawers to hold games pieces, pencils, score sheets and so on. The tops of these tables are sometimes reversible, sometimes opening to reveal the chess board beneath. Examples dating from the 18th century are known, but most still available are of Victorian origin. Many Australian games tables have survived, with the chess board made of stained woods or sometimes consisting of many different inlaid native timbers. Card tables are a variant of the games table.
card and games tables. Also known as 'gaming tables'. From the early 18th century there have been a wide variety of styles and designs. The playing tops are usually covered with cloth or green baize. Queen Anne and early Georgian examples, with simple cabriole legs, often had recesses for gambling chips. Fold-over card tables, either rectangular or circular were introduced during the mid-18th century, and continued to be made until this century. In some versions, the table legs opened by a concertina or gateleg action to provide support for the top. Other tables, dating from the early 19th century, had a swivel top that rested when opened on the pedestal block or a box-like construction to contain the cards. Collectors will have to rely on stylistic and other evidence to judge the age of card tables, whether they be the elegant half-round tables on tapered and strung legs of the Neoclassical style, the early Victorian pedestal card tables, or the later 19th century card tables frequently veneered in burr walnut in the Rococo revival manner. The small, square tables with fold-up legs and baize or leather tops are a 20th century innovation.
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A late 19th century English oak games table fitted with two…
A late 19th century English oak games table fitted with two drawers and parquetry inlaid top
Rare late 18th early 19th century French Louis XVI games table,…
Rare late 18th early 19th century French Louis XVI games table, with reversible multi surface top, lifting to reveal leather writing surface, chequered surface, and inlaid floral marquetry scene, pull out slides with leather, drawers, all standing on squar
Georgian oak games table with fold out top and gate leg support,…
Georgian oak games table with fold out top and gate leg support, 91 cm wide, 74 cm high
French floral marquetry fold over games table with bronze…
French floral marquetry fold over games table with bronze mounts, 80 cm wide, 78 cm high
A fine Victorian burr walnut games table, circa: 1870s, having…
A fine Victorian burr walnut games table, circa: 1870s, having an inlaid chequerboard top rotating to open and reveal a felted games table with scoring panels, above a pair of two small drawers flanking a central drawer with a partitioned interior and orig
A Georgian mahogany fold over games table, early 19th century,…
A Georgian mahogany fold over games table, early 19th century, of simple rectangular form with fold out lopers and having a single cockbeaded frieze drawer with a brass ring pull and supported by tapering squared legs. Height 75 cm. Length 91 cm. Width 44
Fine antique French parquetry topped envelope games table, with…
Fine antique French parquetry topped envelope games table, with inlaid brass decoration, top 55 cm x 55 cm
A Continental inlaid walnut folding top games table with two…
A Continental inlaid walnut folding top games table with two drawers below C.1860
A Louis XVI parquetry circular games table, French, 18th…
A Louis XVI parquetry circular games table, French, 18th century. 79 cm high, diameter 66 cm
A French Empire style flame mahogany bound demilune games table,…
A French Empire style flame mahogany bound demilune games table, the hinged top enclosing a baize interior, the frieze with brass banding on turned tapering legs with gilt fluting. 77 cm high, 109 cm wide, 55 cm deep.
An early Victorian walnut chess table. Octagonal form with a…
An early Victorian walnut chess table. Octagonal form with a chess top and a cylindrical bulbous column on a shaped plinth terminating in scrolled feet. 73 cm high, 43 cm wide.
Victorian games table with inlaid top, piece missing from edge…
Victorian games table with inlaid top, piece missing from edge of top, 52 cm diameter, 69 cm high
French Louis XV style games table, with marquetry with metal…
French Louis XV style games table, with marquetry with metal mounts with a single drawers
Retro games table in the Parker style. fold over top with…
Retro games table in the Parker style. fold over top with storage compartment containing various playing cards, design registration stamp dated 1977, 101.5 cm wide
An antique French mahogany games table, latter half 19th…
An antique French mahogany games table, latter half 19th century, the serpentine rectangular top folding over and supported on a slide-action to reveal a baize-lined playing surface, on moulded cabriole legs, with carved floral decoration to the shaped fri
Quality William IV rosewood and yewwood drum games table with…
Quality William IV rosewood and yewwood drum games table with reversable top
Vintage circular leather topped games table with leather inset…
Vintage circular leather topped games table with leather inset top, Ex NSW sports club
A West Australian specimen tilt top chess table, c.1880's,…
A West Australian specimen tilt top chess table, c.1880's, manufactured with inlaid woods including jarrah, she-oak, cedar and various other timbers, with a turned central pedestal column upon inlaid platform base with three turned bun feet. Height 71.5 cm
A French kingwood demi lune games table, the hinged top with…
A French kingwood demi lune games table, the hinged top with sunburst decoration and rosewood banding the frieze with satinwood inlay on square tapering legs. 77 cm high, 100 cm wide, 50 cm deep
Antique French floral marquetry games table, approx 77 cmH x 73…
Antique French floral marquetry games table, approx 77 cmH x 73 cm wide, 53 cm deep
Regency mahogany fold over games table on pedestal platform…
Regency mahogany fold over games table on pedestal platform base. Height 73 cm. Width 92 cm. Provenance: Seddon Estate
A European games table with extensively carved base, the top…
A European games table with extensively carved base, the top with chess board and parquetry inlaid decoration. Height 64 cm. Diameter 76 cm
Attractive Victorian mahogany games table with a folding…
Attractive Victorian mahogany games table with a folding checker board top and a drawer fitted below
Sheraton Revival demi lune games table. Baize interior.…
Sheraton Revival demi lune games table. Baize interior. Stringed decoration. Height 75 cm. Diameter 84 cm (opened)
Early/mid 19th century rosewood games table. Opens to baize top;…
Early/mid 19th century rosewood games table. Opens to baize top; carved pedestal to four lion's paw feet. Height 74 cm. Depth 90 cm (opened)
A Georgian English mahogany gate leg games table with reeded…
A Georgian English mahogany gate leg games table with reeded edge top above turned legs 91 x 42 x 75 cm
A Victorian figured walnut and marquetry inlaid games and work…
A Victorian figured walnut and marquetry inlaid games and work table, English, circa 1860, 74 cm high, 67 cm wide
A rare small George I walnut fold over games table, English,…
A rare small George I walnut fold over games table, English, circa 1720. 70 cm high, 70 cm wide, 33 cm deep closed
An Australian cedar and specimen wood games tables labelled R.T.…
An Australian cedar and specimen wood games tables labelled R.T. Carter, circa 1870, labelled R.T. Carter, circa 1870 the circular tilt top with a central specimen timber chess board and border made from native Australian timbers including, cedar, musk, ca
An Australian huon pine specimen top occasional table, Tasmania,…
An Australian huon pine specimen top occasional table, Tasmania, circa 1860, the octagonal top inlaid with various native timbers in a geometric pattern with a central chess board supported on a tulip carved column with three out-swept scrolled legs, 56 cm
A fine musk huon-pine circular and specimen wood chess table,…
A fine musk huon-pine circular and specimen wood chess table, Tasmanian, circa 1835. 72 cm high, 51 cm diameter
A Victorian walnut inlaid chess table, English, circa 1860. 71…
A Victorian walnut inlaid chess table, English, circa 1860. 71 cm high, 56 cm wide, 43 cm deep
A Victorian burr walnut demi-lune fold-over top games table,…
A Victorian burr walnut demi-lune fold-over top games table, the heavily figured top with thumb edge opening to reveal a baize surface, raised on a turned and carved pedestal base on four carved scrolling legs terminating in white porcelain casters. Closed
Victorian walnut games table oval of serpentine outline with…
Victorian walnut games table oval of serpentine outline with drop sides inlaid with a chess board, with carved bulbous column on four carved out swept supports. Provenance acorn Antiques Melbourne. 71 cm high, open 76 cm wide 54 cm deep.
A mid-Victorian mahogany games table the figured fold-over top…
A mid-Victorian mahogany games table the figured fold-over top enclosing a baize-lined playing surface above a shaped frieze with a carved foliate lower edge and rolled ends, on a plain circular tapering pedestal and four carved and scrolling out-swept leg
A Napoleon III rosewood French games table, circa 1890, the…
A Napoleon III rosewood French games table, circa 1890, the velvet lined hinged top opening to reveal a chess board with wooden carved pieces. Standing on tapering and fluted legs. Height 77 cm length 105 cm. Width 56 cm
A Victorian walnut chess table, the circular top with parquetry…
A Victorian walnut chess table, the circular top with parquetry chess board within arabesque marquetry on a spiral turned column with three carved out swept supports. 46 cm wide.
A pair of Australian rosewood and cedar games tables by Charles…
A pair of Australian rosewood and cedar games tables by Charles Hunt, circa 1847, the rectangular hinged top with concaved front and sides, one enclosing a round baize, the other a shaped baize above a plain frieze, supported on a slender faux rosewood col
A Victorian burr walnut games table, the top of elongated…
A Victorian burr walnut games table, the top of elongated quatrefoil outline with four brown leather-lined oval players' surfaces and wells for counters above a conforming frieze with a drawer to one side, raised on baluster-turned end standards United by
Empire style inlaid games table. Bird and floral fruitwood…
Empire style inlaid games table. Bird and floral fruitwood marquetry to folding top, and table base with brass ormolu style trim. Opens to felted playing surface. 114 x 79 cm (opened). Height 79 cm 80 x 57 cm (folded)
A rosewood games table, English, late 19th century, the…
A rosewood games table, English, late 19th century, the reversible leather inset slide top with a chequer board verso, opening to reveal a parquetry backgammon board, with two drawers to the frieze, raised on x-stretcher supports 92 cm wide, 56 cm deep, 81
A Victorian burr walnut games table, the serpentine fold-over…
A Victorian burr walnut games table, the serpentine fold-over top enclosing a baize-lined playing surface above a frieze with carved foliate centrepiece, raised on a turned and lobed pedestal and four scrolling out-swept legs with castors. Height 74 cm. Wi
A fine Australian fiddleback blackwood demi-lune games table,…
A fine Australian fiddleback blackwood demi-lune games table, circa 1900, in the George III manner, the segmentally veneered and cross-banded fold-over top opening to a baize-lined playing surface, on square-section legs, the outer faces of the legs inlaid
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