Federal Inlaid Mahogany Games Table, ca. 1810
I inherited this from my great-aunt Honey, who inherited it from her great-aunt. We believe that it is from the early 1800s, but that's about as much as we know.
Well, what you brought in here is a Federal period card table, one of the most beautiful inlaid tables I've seen here on the Roadshow in terms of the different types of woods. The primary wood is mahogany.
You've got the rosewood veneer on the top, this wonderful striped rosewood veneer, satinwood panel in the center, and this cloud-like bookmatched mahogany, these panels, that gives almost a magical effect. So this Federal games table was made in New England, probably in Massachusetts based on the inlay design, around 1810, so it's pretty early. We open up the leaf and swing out the leg... And games tables like this were basically the home entertainment center.
This is where everybody hung out at home. I would put an auction estimate on this of $3,000 to $5,000.
Wow! Oh, my gosh, that's wonderful.
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