Neoclassical Game Table, 1810-20
This Neoclassical game table from France dates back to 1810-20. An elegant inlaid ribbon frames the chess board on the top and green felt decorates the inside of the table. The unfolded top can be turned and rests then on the base.
Perhaps more than any other antique furniture piece, the antique game table comes in a variety of forms. It was commonly built on commission, so the client was specifying size, style, and so forth. Most antique game tables feature a double-sided top. One side sports a gaming board, while the other has tooled leather, or another similar surface which the owner could use to write.
The top board attaches quite loosely in many cases, simply sitting on top, in others it latches down securely. Sometimes it is hinged, like with flip top game tables, sometimes not. Learn more about the history of the game table in our blog.
The game table is in very good refinished condition and measures Height: 28.75 in. (73 cm), Width: 33.86 in. (86 cm), Depth: 15.75 in. (40 cm). The felt is in used condition. Please contact us by email or call us for any further questions.