Card and backgammon table


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 747

The upper playing surface of this rare tripletop gaming table is inlaid with patterns of backgammon and chess boards; the lower one is lined with baize for playing cards. Otherwise, the table is characteristic of a small group of New York card tables with bold serpentine fronts.

Card and backgammon table, Mahogany, mahogany veneer, inlaid maple, beech, yellow poplar, white pine; brass, American

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