the hinged circular top centering a beautifully inlaid checkboard on one side flipping to reveal an inlaid Parcheesi (Ludo) board on the reverse; raised in 4 dramatically incurved supports joined by a lower shelf fitted with a hidden compartment for game pieces; professionally refinished; Parcheesi is based on Pachisi, originated in India around the 4th century A.D. Its popularity headed west in the 1860s, first traveling to England, which had taken over rule of India from the British East India Company in 1858, and then further into Europe.
an impressively designed game table featuring a pivoting handkerchief top opening to reveal an intricately inlaid surface centering a removable center panel with game board and hand-tooled green leather surface on the flip side; resting on a body with openwork arabesque spandrels ending in splayed supports all joined by a lower shelf; the whole intricately inlaid with geometric designs and motifs; professionally restored with replacements to inlay; refinished
the inset black leather top with gilt hand-tooled border all within a bowed square top above a paneled apron with brass banding fitted with one long drawer; raised on tapering fluted supports ending in brass sleeves and casters; good condition commensurate with age; patina and overall even wear to leather and wooden surface; age and wear to brass
the square top centering a parquetry inlaid star above an apron fitted with 2 drawers; raised on square tapering supports with waisted neck; good restored condition with professional repairs and refinishing
the square table with serpentine sides adorned with black hand-tooled perimeter border; raised on faux bamboo supports; refinished with new leather upholstery; Barnard and Simonds Co. (1898-1967), Rochester, NY, moving to Grand Rapids, MI in 1959; purchased by Baker Furniture in 1967