A signature piece, the Games Table is a magnificent design encorporating three table top options – chess, backgammon and a card table of either green baize or a gold leaf tooled leather skiver. The chess and backgammon boards are fashioned in oak with Birds Eye Maple, Pomelle and Burr Oak marquetry. Within the concealed drawer are housed two packs of bespoke Old Charm playing cards, a luxurious Staunton chess set handcarved from Rosewood and Chider wood with triple weighted chamfered bases; two wooden backgammon dice shakers, an engraved wooden cribbage board plus two sets of three pegs and a rules booklet. The ultimate collectors item!
The design inspiration comes from the Tudor and Elizabethan era – a golden age in England’s history where cabinet-making skills and craftsmanship were highly regarded. Today they still hand-sand, finish and antique as well as using many traditional construction techniques such as dovetailing and mortice and tenon joints for added strength. Style-wise many influences from Europe and the Renaissance are evident, and their generic motifs, turnings and carvings are still current and desirable in the present day.
Every piece of furniture is made from the finest selection of natural timber, the character of which shows variation of grain adding to its individual nature and appearance. It is important to remember that small knots, grain and natural colour variations are deliberately retained. The wear and tear with the passage of time simply mellows and improves the furniture, adding character and appeal.
Dimensions W 76 x D 76 x H 77 cm