Exquisite Eighteenth Century Game Table

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This beautiful game table from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was designed and built by acclaimed German cabinetmaker David Roentgen. Once owned by a wealthy European family, the table features separate boards for chess and checkers, cards and backgammon, and also fits a desk with a leather writing surface and a book rest into its compact form.

Visit the Metropolitan Museum's collection online to learn more about this gorgeous antique.

See another creation of Roentgen's, an astounding cabinet full of secret compartments, here. -Via The Presurfer. 

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