Side & Card Tables
Card or gaming tables were popular throughout English history since the Tudor period when playing games like chess or cards was a popular diversion. Today, a card table could be used for playing games or it could be used simply as a side table. They are often small in size, so they are well suited for corridors, and could even be placed beside a bed or sofa. Some card and gaming tables are inlaid with chess or backgammon boards, while others have folding tops, which makes them interesting conversation pieces. Since these tables can be found throughout several centuries, their wood usually reflects what was fashionable in the period: oak in the Carolean, mahogany in the Chippendale, and rosewood in the Regency.