Learn about 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 honey oak campaign games table 19th century. The folding table with an 'X' frame stretcher base, having fold out metal rings to each corner and four shallow metal bound wells for game pieces, two drawers, one lockable and both fitted with various

A mid 19th century burr walnut & simulated rosewood fold over card table, 79 x 85 x 85

Edwardian envelope card table with cross banded top and painted decoration, on tapered square legs, 56 cm x 56 cm, 74 cm high approx

Edwardian inlaid envelope card table on square tapered legs, 55.5 cm x 55.5 cm, 70 cm high (closed)

A George II gateleg card table with one drawer. 73 cm high, 82 cm wide, 40 cm deep

A French marquetry fold over card table. 76 cm high, 71 cm wide, 44 cm deep

A Victorian walnut card table with carved frieze above carved circular column and concave base

An Edwardian mahogany envelope card table; Closed 74cm high, 56cm wide, 56cm deep

A fine quality George III carved mahogany card table, English circa 1,800, 74 cm high, 90 cm wide, 44 cm deep

A fine quality marquetry octagonal fold-over card table, Dutch, late 18th century, 79 cm high, 100 cm wide, 51 cm deep

A Sheraton revival fold over card table, rosewood with marquetry inlay. Provenance: With sales receipt stating '. Late Property of Lord Portalington'. . 75 cm high, 92 cm wide, 46 cm deep

A William IV fold over mahogany games table, circa 1830, the squared table with a circular baize interior upon a faceted pedestal to a circular boss with fine upward scrolling feet. Height 74 cm. Length 92 cm. Width 45 cm. Extended length 91 cm

William IV mahogany D shaped fold over card table on octagonal tapering column support, concave platform base with bun feet

William IV rosewood D shaped fold over card table with egg and dart moulded edge, octagonal tapering column on concave platform base with flower head feet and original brass castors.

Late 19th century French ebonised boulle fold over card table of serpentine form with inlaid brass top and cabriole legs with ormolu mounts.

A William IV rosewood card table, the top opens to reveal green baize-raised on a turned column with acanthus leaf decoration, quatrefoil base with lion paw feet. 91 cm x 45 cm x 75 cm

A Georgian mahogany demilune flat-top crossbanded card table, the interior lined with green baize, central single drawer and two dummy side drawers, restrained boxwood stringing and four elegant tapering square section legs with original brass roller caste

Victorian mahogany card table, c. 1880, the fold-over top raised on two legs terminating in brass claw feet. Height 70 cm. Width 91 cm. Depth 43 cm

Regency mahogany card table, with fold-over top above a turned support on a small circular base, raised on four down-swept legs with brass terminals. Height 75.5 cm. Width 91.5 cm. Depth 45.5 cm. Provenance: The Collection of Peggy Moore, NSW

A burr walnut mid Victorian card table. Height 70 cm x 93 cm x 93 cm

Victorian rosewood card table, with fold over swivel top on carved pedestal and scrolled feet, 86 cm wide, 75 cm high approx

A Regency mahogany fold over games table, early 19th century, the table with chamfered corners and a tapering pedestal to a squared box base with four hipped sabre legs with a ribbed design and brass paw feet with brass casters, the top crossbanded in waln

An 1840s rosewood fold over card table, 73 cm high. 90 cm x 90 cm

A French Provincial walnut square card table, French 18th century, approx. 70 cm square

A Victorian walnut fold over games table. Second half 19th century, the table having a serpentine profile in book end walnut veneer with a fine figuration, opening to a green baize lined interior, raised upon a knopped and relief carved pedestal to four si

A Victorian walnut games table, circa 1880, with brass maker's plaque for Steinfeld Levinson & Co, Ballarat, the square table with fold out triangular sections, lightly engraved and relief carved to the top, with a blue baize interior and four shallow well

A George III satin wood, cross-banded and string inlaid mahogany demi-lune fold over card table, 73 cm high, 91 cm wide, 46 cm deep

An Edwardian painted and decorated, cross banded mahogany fold-over card table, 76 cm high, 83 cm wide, 42 cm deep

A George III mahogany fold-over, card table, 72 cm high, 86 cm wide, 42 cm deep

Antique French rosewood fold over card table, approx 75 cm high, 43.5 cm wide

Antique William IV rosewood fold over card table approx, 74 cm high

A Victorian walnut card table of rectangular form, serpentine outline, the hinged top with baize interior on carved end supports. 72 cm high, 90 cm wide, 46 cm deep.

A good mahogany William IV games table, 1830s, in rich molasses tones, the hinged rectangular table with a green baize top, classical anthemion and shell motifs to the skirt upon a knopped baluster stem with a foliate and skirted base, with four square for

An 1830s mahogany fold over card table with cross-banding and various timber inlaid decoration on original lion paw brass casters, 75 cm high, 90 cm wide, 90 cm deep

An ornate inlaid mid Victorian burr walnut fold over card table, 73 cm high, 90 cm wide, 90 cm deep

Antique Georgian fold over card tea table, approx 72 cm high, 84 cm wide, 40 cm deep

An 18th century Chippendale double fold over card table/supper table. 75 cm high, 87 cm wide, 84 cm deep (when open). Rare

A William IV mahogany fold-over card table. 74 cm high, 93 cm wide, 46 cm deep

A 19th century burr walnut inlaid card table, the top with inlaid satinwood decoration, raised on an ornate carved base, porcelain casters, the top lifts to reveal green baize. 94 cm x 46 cm x 113 cm

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