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Regency card tables are furniture pieces for playing poker. Therefore, they are also called poker tables.
This kind of table first around the same time as card games in the early 1700. During the Regency period the table took on many styles and designs, including the four-legged rectangular and pedestal versions.
Most Regency card tables have folding features that make them easy to turn into end tables, pier tables, console tables.
( Above Photo: Victorian Card Table Walnut Games Tables 1860 )
Typically, a Regency card table measures 34 by 34 inches if square or 48 by 92 inches if rectangular. However, oval-shaped card tables are usually 48 inches long.
However, some square Regency card tables may measure 36 by 36 inches of 38 by 38 inches. Most card tables have a ground clearance of 27 to 30 inches for use with a standard-sized chair.
( Above Photo: French Games Table Demi Lune Console Chess Tables )
Artisans used different kinds of wood to make Regency card tables. Common examples include mahogany, rosewood, and satinwood. Some card tables have additional materials, including brass inlays and castors.
While some tables stand on all-four legs, others stand on a turned pillar with a platform featuring four sable legs. At the base of the legs are brass lion paw castors. Some have branded rounded rectangular tops with inlays of decorative brass motifs.
It is not uncommon to find Regency card tables with reeded tapering tegs and turned feet. The well-spaced legs give these tables the necessary stability to use anywhere in the home.
In some cases, the support was raised on four reeded sabre legs that terminate in brass feet or castors. The mahogany top design allowed it to lift and swivel to reveal the green baize interior.
( Above Photo: Victorian Card Table Antique Games Tables Rosewood 1880 )
Due to their sizes, Regency card tables have many uses around the home. Here are some of the functions that these tables can serve:
1. Playing Games
Once you buy a Regency card table, it’s good to put it to its original use. That means using it to play games with your friends and family.
Apart from card games, you can use the table to play board games with your loved ones. Examples of suitable games include Sorry, Life, Monopoly, Ladders, and Life
2. Whole-Family Arts and Crafts Projects
You may use a Regency card table to set up whole-family arts and crafts projects. Gather the necessary items, including paint, glue, and use them on the table whenever you need them.
It is perfect for your kid’s large school projects that require your contribution. Simple pull out your foldable table and get the project going.
3. End Tables/Pier Tables/Console Tables
Did you know that you can turn a Regency card table into any of the table types above? As an end table, it is perfect for displaying artwork, flowers, and potted plants.
Alternatively, you can turn it into a pier table for holding car keys and other items and you enter your home. When placed in the bedroom, it is a perfect console table.
The Bottom Line
Regency card tables have inherent value that makes them highly collectible. You can purchase one either for its sentimental or functional value. Only check that you buy the right one.
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