Mar 132011
 

 

Regency Gaming Table

Here is a thing of beauty! This Regency gaming table went on sale as part of the contents of Ashdown House, auctioned off at Sothebys last year. As you can see from the chequerboard top, it was designed for games such as chess or draughts but could also be used for cards games like faro, piquet and whist. If you click on the picture on the left you will see that the squares contain pictures of country scenes and that the surround also shows leaves and rosettes and flowers. It’s exquisite!

Many gaming tables I have seen are made of wood, mahogany being the most popular choice, with brass decoration and rosewood veneers. They could double up to serve as a tea table, a writing desk or even a needlework table. Some of them open up so that the cards – or needlework – can be stored in the space beneath. I’ve seldom seen any as pretty as this one, though, and would gladly give it house room. I hope you like it too!

  4 Responses to “Regency Gaming Table”

  1. What an exquisite piece! This would definitely have pride of place in my home should I own it. I collect chess sets! The detail work in this piece is amazing. And I do wonder what tales it could tell if it could talk!

    • Louisa,
      Isn’t the table gorgeous?
      I’m sure all Regency fans would love it in their homes,
      Thanks for dropping by,
      Suzi

  2. *Sigh* Furniture lust. Not a pretty sight.

    That table, on the other hand, is exquisite. I hope if finds a good home.

    • Darlene,
      I had the same feelings of lust over the gorgeous Regency Gaming table,
      I’d like it to find a home with me- Grin!
      Suzi

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