A Regence period, game table of piquet in blackened wood carved and waxed rectangular quadrilateral. Table with cabaret tray with angular appendages, sheathed in red morocco, gilded with small irons; under which slide four drawers centered by draw buttons. This one with broad and scalloped profiles, rests on a base with four fine and arched feet punctuated with feet of cervid underlying golden gilt with pigmented varnish. The tray in cabaret allowed the dice, cards or other tokens discarded not to leave this one. The angular appendages very appreciable nowadays to deposit his glass, were conceived in order to have there candlesticks or candelabra in order to enlighten the game without hindering the hype of the cards; rounded they blocked the candlesticks.
The tables of parlor games from the beginning of the eighteenth century are relatively rare, a real marker of the evolution of the aristocratic manners of the first decades of the Enlightenment. Under the influence of Philip, Duke of Orleans, they mark the liberation of the nobility of dogmas as rigid as they are codified from Versailles to the profits of the lighter and more expensive of Parisian mansions and more precisely of their salons.
Very good condition of conservation slight repair to the end of foot to note, old morocco.
The Piquet is one of the oldest card games we have ever managed. It is mentioned in 1532, under its former name of Cent, by Rabelais in Gargantua. It was once played with a 36-card game, it was only in the late seventeenth century that it was played only with the diminished game of 32 cards that was created especially for him. Abroad, this format is also commonly known as the "Piquet game".
Dimensions: Length 87cm, Width 74cm and Height 75cm.
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