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An Aesthetic Marble Games Table with Pietra Dura Specimens, American, c.1880

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This table, which almost has a nautical look to it, is fitted with a magnificent marble top. Note, around the playing board, there are all different types of marble that are carefully fitted with one another (see below). Because of this, this form is often referred to as a specimen table. The playing board is executed with uniform squares. These tables were always very costly because of the carefully worked marble elements, and still fewer have survived intact. Our table is in absolutely perfect condition, with all original marble, wood, etc.

Although this table has a very light and airy look, it is indeed quite heavy, as all the marble rests and is cemented into a solid base. 

Height: 30 in. Diameter: 26 in.