A fine quality inlaid ebonized folding games table, Italian, circa 1870.
The table has four games; Chess, Draughts, Backgammon & Gioco dell’Ocha (Game of the Goose).
The top of the table when folded has the inlayed spiral shaped board for “Gioco dell’Ocha”, when the table is unfolded and supported by the gateleg it reveals boards for Draughts and Chess, with Backgammon in the middle. The backgammon board has a folding hinged wall and bar. The top also has four red baize lined trays, and an inlaid floral decoration. The frieze of the table contains four drawers for storing the pieces and counters, one can be locked.
A table has two sizes of counters for Backgammon and Draughts, and a chess set in the French ‘Regence’ pattern.