Louis XVI-Style Porcelain-Mounted Card Table

  • This Louis XVI-style French card table serves a variety of functions
  • The tabletop opens to reveal a playing surface, complete with green felt
  • When closed, the elegant design functions as a side or console table
  • Adorned by porcelain and gilt bronze mounts, it embodies the timeless elegance of the Louis XVI era
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Item No. 31-2803

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This Louis XVI-style French card table was designed with both elegance and function in mind. Adorned by Sèvres-style porcelain floral plaques and gilt bronze mounts, its serves as a well-appointed side or console table when not in use. When one is ready for a card game, the table quickly transforms into a sturdy playing surface, complete with green felt, by simply unfolding the hinged top. Exhibiting the timeless grace of traditional Louis XVI design, the table is a triumph of early 19th-century inventiveness.

Card playing and gambling were very popular pastimes among the fashionable elite during the 18th- and 19th-centuries, and tables such as this were specially crafted and housed in some of the finest estates throughout Europe. To find a porcelain-mounted example is a rarity, particularly in such excellent condition.

Circa 1870

32 1/2" wide x 16 1/4" deep x 30" high
With table top expanded: 32 1/2" wide x 32 1/2" deep x 30" high
Louis XVI-Style Porcelain-Mounted Card Table
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Game Tables
Depth: 16.25 Inches
Width: 32.5 Inches
Height: 30.0 Inches
Style: Louis XVI

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