Biedermeier Game Table, South German 1815-20
Moving into the 18th century, the game table became wildly popular. This is particularly true during the reigns of the later Louis monarchs of France, Louis XIV, XV, and XVI. At the time, nobility and other upper-class citizens were creating specialized rooms in their homes.
Gone were the days of massive halls, transformed into a ballroom or dining room on a moment’s notice. Instead, people followed the style of a large number of smaller, more specialized rooms, where the furnishings were permanent. As a result, they needed more specialized niche furniture offerings, like antique game tables, to adorn these spaces.
During the Biedermeier period family life in the newly emerging middle class became more important. The increase in middle-class comfort also created a growing emphasis private activities, especially letter writing (which gave prominence to the secretaire) along with the pursuit of leisure hobbies, like board or card games. You can find a variety of game tables during the Biedermeier period, what they all have in common is a focus on beautiful wood veneers and plain designs.
Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm), Width: 32.68 in. (83 cm), Depth: 14.57 in. (37 cm). It ships from germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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