Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gaming table
  • COUNTRY UNKNOWN (WESTERN)
  • gaming table, 1700s
  • Where object was made: Unknown
  • mahogany wood, ebony wood, ivory, brass, shell
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 70.5 x 79.4 x 55.9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 3/4 x 31 1/4 x 22 in
  • Bequest of Helen Foresman Spencer
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0147
Description

A Regency mahogany gaming table. Removable dish top, underside of which felted and framed with narrow band of wood inlay. Interior reveals backgammon board with ivory, ebony, intricate shell inlays; folding backgammon trays with brass hinges. Apron banded in inlay. Inlaid checkerboard on draw shelf in apron; small brass pull. Square tapered legs.