Antique French Walnut Game Table circa 1770
The elegant and sensuous curves of this antique French walnut game card table circa 1770 evoke the beauty of the Louis XV period. Hand crafted of superb quality solid walnut the top of this French game table features an inlaid section of matched parquetry with a geometric pattern. Games involving cards were an integral part of life in the upper classes during the eighteenth century in France and game tables were essential pieces of furniture in every household. The base of this antique French game table circa 1770 has four cabriole legs joined by a shaped apron to create a seamless line from the floor and up each leg and across the lower edge of the table's apron. The top has a raised lip around the entire perimeter to keep stray cards or game pieces from slipping off the playing surface to the floor. The folding top is joined by the original brass hinges and when laid flat reveals a black felt playing field chosen to replace the worn green baize. The two sections of the top remain joined by their original hinges and when the back legs are pulled away from the front of the table the concealed interior for gaming supplies is revealed. This open area also supports the fold over game table top and separates all four legs to allow maximum comfort for four seated players. Because this table opens so easily and fully it is also ideal to provide extra seating for dinner guests when having a party. When this lovely antique walnut French table is closed and sits against a wall it measures 36"wide x 18"deep X 29 1/2"high.
WIDTH: 36 in | HEIGHT: 29½ in | DEPTH: 36 in
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