Card and backgammon table


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717

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, rosewood and satinwood inlays, beech, yellow poplar, American

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