Victorian card table measuring 890mm long x 430mm deep x 720mm in height, beautiful sharp carving created from solid Walnut with Burl Walnut finishes, centre column supported by four Cabriole legs with origional brass casters, top of the table rotates to expose storage area for playing cards and game components, folding open to reveal felt lined playing surface, circa 1870-80, a very practical piece of furniture, easily transportable as to suit the occasion.
From 1660, under Charles II, tables were made specifically for games. Most card tables were rectangular or D shaped, with a top that opened up to reveal a playing surface, linings tend to be velvet, virtually identical designed tables were also available without felt linings just a pollished surface and were used as tea tables, easily transported to the garden for a light lunch.
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