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Octagonal Pietre Dure Marble Inlay Mosaic Chess Table Top with Lapis and Jade
Located in Malaga, ES
Octagonal Italian pietre dure technique handmade mosaic white marble chess table top with blue lapis, green jade, pink amethyst and other semiprecious stones inlays.  
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Late 20th Century European Center Tables

Materials

Marble

Danish Flip Top Chess Table in Rosewood
By George Peterson
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Eye-catching flip top chess table designed by George Petersen and made in Denmark. Solid rosewood legs with veneered top and sides. Chessboard on one side of top and rosewood grain o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Card Tables and Tea Tables

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Rosewood

  • Danish Flip Top Chess Table in Rosewood
  • Danish Flip Top Chess Table in Rosewood
  • Danish Flip Top Chess Table in Rosewood
  • Danish Flip Top Chess Table in Rosewood
H 19 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Table Tilt Top Swedish Chess Game Pedestal Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Table Tilt Top Swedish Chess Game Pedestal Sweden. A Swedish tilt top table made during the later part of 19th Century. Painted chess game on the top. Ornate base.
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Empire Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Teak Flip-top Chess Table by Georg Petersens
By Georg Petersens
Located in San Antonio, TX
1960s vintage flip-top teak chess table made in Denmark designed by Georg Petersens. With a flip top, this table features a chessboard on one side and teak on the other. Vintage tabl...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Rosewood

English Low Cocktail or Coffee Table with Chess Board Top
Located in Austin, TX
An English low coffee or cocktail table with a games top, featuring a square reverse faux marble painting under glass of a chess or checkers board, in a beveled wood frame. The s...
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20th Century English Game Tables

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Mirror, Paint, Glass, Wood

19th Century Irish Specimen Marble-Top Rosewood Center Table or Chess Table
Located in Charleston, SC
This extraordinary octagonal center table has a specimen marble chess table-top with Pietra Dura semi-precious stones. The late Regency specimen marble is inset into a rosewood frame...
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Antique 19th Century Irish Regency Center Tables

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Marble

Early 19th Century William IV Rosewood Chess Top Sewing Table
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality early 19th century antique freestanding William IV rosewood chess top sewing table having a quality rosewood inlaid chess top, one long drawer to the frieze, pretty sliding s...
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Antique Early 19th Century English William IV Game Tables

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Rosewood

Rare Biedermeier Flip Over Game Chess Board Table Movable Top Opens Card Table
By Biedermeier
Located in Stamford, CT
A rare Biedermeier flip-over game table in walnut on pine. Movable top opens to double size with leather lining. Inside storage room for games. Outside bookmatch veneered and inlaid ...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Art Deco Game Tables

Materials

Walnut, Pine

Chess Coffee Table in Matched Wood Veneer Rosewood Top
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table chess is handcrafted solid wood. Pedestal base with a radial matched wood. Veneer of rosewood top.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Antique English Pollard Oak Inlaid Specimen Chess Top Occasional Games Table
Located in Glasgow, GB
Rare 19th century pollard oak specimen chess or games table, the hexagonal shaped top inlaid with chequers in prized specimen veneers including ebony, Coromandel, rosewood, thuya, sa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Game Tables

Materials

Other

Custom Walnut Game Table with Backgammon and Pull out Chess Top
Located in New York, NY
Sold. New listing is being posted. Custom walnut Backgammon table that converts to chess with a slide out board. New production. Made to order in walnut or mahogany. Designed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Card Tables and Tea Tables

Materials

Walnut

Circa 1970s American Square Bamboo Game Table with Leather Chess Board Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
Circa 1970s American square bamboo game table with leather chess board top or wood top (flips) see additional photos for wood top. Apron: 24.75"T.
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Vintage 1970s American Game Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Nutwood and Mahogany Tilt-Top Chess Table with Nautilus Shell Inlay
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and practical size, oval chess table inlaid with satinwood. If you are chess playing enthousiast and you like to play the game of chess with family or friends then this tab...
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Early 20th Century British Victorian Game Tables

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Mahogany, Olive, Satinwood, Walnut, Walnut

Custom Walnut Backgammon with Pull out Chess Top
Located in New York, NY
New production. Backgammon and chess table, Made to order in walnut or mahogany or high gloss red, blue, green or any BM color of your choosing. . Designed and made in NYC, each tabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Card Tables and Tea Tables

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Walnut

Victorian Ebonised Mother of Pearl Inlaid Tilt Top Chess Table Flowers Butterfly
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely small Victorian 1880 Ebonised with Mother of Pearl inlay Chess games tilt top table A very good looking well made and function piece...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Game Tables

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut

Early 1900s Dutch Arts and Crafts Chess Table with Drawer and Embossed Brass Top
Located in Lisse, NL
Near mint, antique Arts & Crafts chess table with a warm patina. This striking chess table is another one of our recent, great finds. Not only is this a rare antique table, the hand...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Game Tables

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Brass

1960s Lane Walnut Chess Tables Flip-Top Black Stool Storage Chest Game Checkers
By Lane Furniture
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of side tables, chess boards, storage chests and ottomans. Wonderful multi-functional design by Lane Furniture Company of Virginia USA. Measures: W 16 x D 16 x H 17 in. (Add ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Walnut

Marble Top Specimen Chess Table
Located in Charleston, SC
A very unique marble top specimen chess table. This table features a wide and colorful variety of polished marble. The three leg stand is also beautifully carved with acanthus leave...
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Antique 19th Century Game Tables

  • Marble Top Specimen Chess Table
  • Marble Top Specimen Chess Table
  • Marble Top Specimen Chess Table
  • Marble Top Specimen Chess Table
H 29.25 in. Dm 21.5 in.
Pair antique chess top tables
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair antique English rosewood chess top tables.
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Antique 19th Century English Game Tables

Materials

Rosewood

  • Pair antique chess top tables
  • Pair antique chess top tables
  • Pair antique chess top tables
  • Pair antique chess top tables
H 29.5 in. Dm 19.5 in.
Rosewood Chess/backgammon flip-top table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
European Rosewood table with inset backgammon set that can be flipped to a chess set.This table built completely mortise and tenon.
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Vintage 1950s European Game Tables

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Rosewood

  • Rosewood Chess/backgammon flip-top table
  • Rosewood Chess/backgammon flip-top table
  • Rosewood Chess/backgammon flip-top table
  • Rosewood Chess/backgammon flip-top table
H 29 in. W 47 in. D 29.5 in.
Regency English Antique Chess Top Occasional Table
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A superb quality Regency period sabicu, maple, birch and brass Lamp table having superbly figured octagonal top with Chess board inlaid and banded decoration raised on Faceted col...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Tables

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Brass

Tilt Top Table with Painted Chess Game
Located in New York, NY
A white painted tilt top table, made in Sweden, on a tripod base. Round top with a painted chess game.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Swedish Game Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair antique English Regency rosewood chess top tables
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair antique English Regency rosewood chess top tables.
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Antique 19th Century English Game Tables

Materials

Rosewood

19th century game table with chess top
Located in Dallas, TX
Game table with chess top
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Game Tables

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Wood

  • 19th century game table with chess top
  • 19th century game table with chess top
  • 19th century game table with chess top
  • 19th century game table with chess top
H 30.13 in. W 23.75 in. D 23.75 in.
English WVI Rosewood Games Table with Specimen Chess Top
Located in London, GB
This outstanding and quite striking English WIV rosewood games table features a lovely specimen chess board top, with a wide variety of woods, including elm, satinwood, coramandel, a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Game Tables

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Elm, Rosewood, Satinwood

Rosewood Flip-Top Chess Table by Georg Petersen, Denmark, 1960s
By Geog Petersen Mobilfabrik
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Beautiful rosewood chess flip-top table by Georg Petersen, Denmark, 1960s. Very good condition. Worldwide shipping
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Antique Irish Killarney Yew Inlaid Chess Top Games Occasional Table
Located in Glasgow, GB
A charming and rare Victorian Irish Killarney yew and ebonised games table, the octagonal shaped top inlaid with birds-eye maple and ebonised squares edged with an arbutus and ebony ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Irish Victorian Game Tables

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Carnelian, Brass, Other

Gorgeous Round Empire Tilt Top Parquetry Game or Chess Table
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful round empire tilt top parquetry game or chess table. Visible ink stains on top of table (pictured), circa 1840s.
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Antique 1840s Game Tables

Lovely Small Games Table Metamorphic Chess Backgammon Board Sliding Top
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely little Chess Backgammon games table with metamorphic top A good looking side table, you have a normal top, a chess top and then back...
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20th Century English Modern Game Tables

Materials

Beech

Teak Flip-Top Chess Table by Georg Petersen, Denmark, 1960s
By Geog Petersen Mobilfabrik
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Teak flip top chess table by Georg Petersen, Denmark, 1960s. Very good condition.     
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Game Tables

Materials

Teak

Traditional Green Tooled Leather Top Game Table Cards Chess Poker
Located in Dayton, OH
Traditional green tooled leather top game table cards chess poker Traditional game / chess table. Finished in black with brown undertones. Features four drawers with French hardwa...
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20th Century Modern Game Tables

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Pair of Excellent Marble Chess Top Brass Sidetables
Located in East Hampton, NY
Whimsical design of chess board marble tops with clean line brass base.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Game Tables

Materials

Brass

English Low Table with Specimen Marble Chess Top & Brass Base circa 1950
Located in London, GB
An elegant English low table with a beautiful specimen marble chess top, above a brass base with concave stretchers, on castors c.1950
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20th Century English Game Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Wonderful Marble Inset Mosaic Top Chess Game Table Brushed Silvered Square Base
Located in Roslyn, NY
Beautiful multiple types of marble inlays decorate the top of this unusual game table with circular decorative legs. Measures: 27.5" L x 27.5" W x 26.5" H.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Game Tables

Materials

Marble

Pair of Excellent Marble Chess Top Brass Sidetables
Located in East Hampton, NY
Whimsical design of chess board marble tops with clean line brass base. This item is currently in our MIAMI showroom. Please call or email us directly for details or shipping quote.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Game Tables

Materials

Brass

Victorian 1880 Walnut Marquetry Inlaid Chess Tilt-Top Games Table Ornate Legs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Victorian 1880 walnut marquetry inlaid tilt-top chess games table A very good looking well made and function piece of furniture, ext...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Game Tables

Materials

Walnut

Sublime Antique Dutch Games Card Table with Chess Board Top Marquetry Inlaid
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this very well made late 19th century Dutch Marquetry inlaid folding games card table with chessboard top To confirm this listing is for one table, I hav...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Victorian Game Tables

Materials

Wood

Antique French Style Slate Top Mahogany & Bronze Chess/Checkers Game Table, 1900
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique French style game table features one drawer mahogany case with marble chess or checkers board insert atop cabriole legs with foliate bronze knee accoutrements, circa 1900. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Game Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

18th Century Tilt-Top Table Heavily Carved Chess Board Solid English Oak
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique 18th century solid English oak tilt-top tri pod table dating to circa 1780, the heavily carved circular top featuring carved vines with acorns, hearts and chess board, the ca...
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Antique 1780s English Georgian Game Tables

19th English Walnut Games Table, Top Flips For Both Chess And Cribbage/bsckgammo
Located in Buchanan, MI
An 19th English walnut games table. Table top features a chess / checkerboard on one side and a cribbage and backgammon board on the other, with a storage compartment underneath fo...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Game Tables

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Walnut

Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Pen Work Chess Board Tilt Top Game Table
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This fine English Georgian chinoiserie penwork game table features a tilt top decorated with a chess board surrounded by Chinese themed figures, flowers and leaf work. The turned cen...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Game Tables

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Brass

20th Century Ormolu Mounted Bronze Game of Chess with Marble and Onix Top Table
Located in Miami, FL
20th century bronze game of chess with marble and bronze table Top marble in perfect shape with beautiful ormolu-mounted bronze edges and solid bronze legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Baroque Game Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

20th Century Ormulu Mounted Bronze Game of Chess with Marble and Onix Top Table
Located in Miami, FL
20th century bronze game of chess with marble and bronze table Top marble in perfect shape with beautiful ormolu-mounted bronze edges and solid bronze legs.
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Card Tables and Tea Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Specimen Marble-Top Chess Table
Located in Wiscasset, ME
A late Victorian pedestal center table with a later inset specimen marble top with the center a chess table. circa 1890 Measures: Height 28 in Diameter 31 in.
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Center Tables

Materials

Marble

  • Specimen Marble-Top Chess Table
  • Specimen Marble-Top Chess Table
  • Specimen Marble-Top Chess Table
  • Specimen Marble-Top Chess Table
H 31 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Chess Table with Inlaid Top, France
Located in Houston, TX
A beautiful chess table of dark wood with an inlaid chessboard of dark and light woods. An inlaid decorative motif accents each side of the chessboard. Some slight raising of the inl...
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Early 20th Century French Game Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Chess Table with Inlaid Top, France
  • Chess Table with Inlaid Top, France
  • Chess Table with Inlaid Top, France
  • Chess Table with Inlaid Top, France
H 28.5 in. W 33 in. D 19 in.
Backgammon Chess /Checkerboard Top Flip Top Game Table
Located in Westport, CT
Vintage small scale mahogany Backgammon, chess checkers two sided top two-drawer game table, backgammon tray can be lifted out of wanted, two long drawers, and two fake front, brass ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables

Materials

Brass

Chess Table in Wood and Copper Top
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Nouveau chess or gamble table in oak and copper top. Height:78 cm. Diameter:55 cm.
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Game Tables

Materials

Copper

  • Chess Table in Wood and Copper Top
  • Chess Table in Wood and Copper Top
  • Chess Table in Wood and Copper Top
  • Chess Table in Wood and Copper Top
H 30.71 in. Dm 21.66 in.
19th Century Regency Marble Top Chess Table
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality ebonized and gilt metal mounted chess table, with a marble top and a brass gallery. This piece is in good condition, with minor wear commensurate with age ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Game Tables

Materials

Marble

Flip Top Italian Chess Backgammon Game Table with Drawers
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Cabriole leg flip top chess and backgammon game table. Made in Italy. Beautiful cherry wood grain. Exotic woods backgammon board.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Game Tables

Materials

Cherry

Flip-Top Chess Table by Georg Petersen, Denmark, 1960s
By Geog Petersen Mobilfabrik
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
flip-top chess table by Georg Petersen, Denmark, 1960s. Very good condition. Worldwide shipping.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Game Tables

Materials

Wood

H. A. Larson Brutalist Patchwork Chess Table with Ceramic Tile Top
By H.A. Larson
Located in Chicago, IL
Studio made game or chess table with patchwork copper and brass clad surface. The metal pieces are patinated and enameled with applied, torch cut, and ground down textures in the fin...
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Vintage 1970s Brutalist Game Tables

Materials

Brass, Copper, Copper

1950s American Modern Mid Century Reversible Top Small Chess Table/Stool
By Lane Furniture
Located in San Diego, CA
A very unusual cube chess table / stool, in walnut circa 1950s beautiful grain on the wood, top opens an flips to convert in a stool and has inside storage, freshly refinished, in bl...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Early 1900s Stylish Arts & Crafts Oak Chess Table with Embossed Brass Table Top
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique Arts & Crafts chess table for playing the game in style. The combination of the beautifully designed, tiger oak base and the embossed brass table top is of a style and class...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Game Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique 1800s Mahogany and Nutwood Tilt-Top Chess Table with Stunning Patina
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and practical size, inlaid chess table. If you are a chess playing enthousiast and you like to play the game of chess with family or friends then this table could be perfec...
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Antique 1890s European Victorian Game Tables

Materials

Walnut, Walnut

Early 1900s Stylish Dutch Art Deco Oak Chess Table with Embossed Brass Table Top
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique Art Deco chess table for playing the game in style. The combination of the beautifully designed, tiger oak base and the embossed brass table top is of a style and class th...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Game Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique Nutwood and Burl Nutwood Tilt-Top Chess Table with Nautilus Shell Inlay
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and practical size, oval chess table inlaid with satinwood. If you are chess playing enthousiast and you like to play the game of chess with family or friends then this tab...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Victorian Game Tables

Materials

Olive, Satinwood, Walnut, Walnut, Burl

Chinese Chinoiserie George IV Rare Wood Games Table Chess Tilt Top, circa 1820
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original George IV rosewood Chinoiserie circa 1820 Games tilt top table This piece is a masterclass of craftsmanship, each white c...
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Antique 1820s Chinese George IV Game Tables

Materials

Hardwood

19th Century Bronze Game of Chess with Marble-Top and Bronze Legs Table
Located in Miami, FL
19th century bronze game of chess with marble and bronze table Top marble in perfect shape with beautiful bronze edges and legs.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Baroque Card Tables and Tea Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Early Vintage Chess Board Table Top
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Early vintage chess board table top.
Category

Early 20th Century Scandinavian Games

Materials

Wood, Fruitwood

  • Early Vintage Chess Board Table Top
  • Early Vintage Chess Board Table Top
  • Early Vintage Chess Board Table Top
  • Early Vintage Chess Board Table Top
H 17.45 in. W 17.75 in. D 1.8 in.

Chess Table Top For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal chess table top for your home. Each chess table top for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and walnut. Find 54 options for an antique or vintage chess table top now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a chess table top — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right chess table top, those designed in Victorian, Mid-Century Modern and Regency styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made chess table top over the years, but those crafted by Geog Petersen Mobilfabrik, Lane Furniture and Biedermeier are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Chess Table Top?

A chess table top can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,764, while the lowest priced sells for $299 and the highest can go for as much as $24,500.

Finding the Right Game Tables for You

Bring drama and duels of dexterity into your home with vintage, new and antique game tables for every kind of game.

Who doesn’t love a little competition? Historians estimate that early versions of games such as backgammon were played by members of ancient civilizations at least as far back as 3,000 B.C. Chess, which likely originated in India as a game called chaturanga, is a timeworn test of skills and strategy as well, and the modern era’s iteration of the game was enjoyed by nobles at least as early as the 16th century.

While the upper classes in Europe were among the only chess players who could afford the game’s decoratively carved ivory pieces, the game eventually became accessible to the general public. In the late 19th century, the game’s first official chess championships took place, a realm that eventually produced celebrated players such as avowed Eames Executive chair enthusiast Bobby Fischer. Today, antique chessboards have seen an uptick in demand owing to a successful recent Netflix series called The Queen’s Gambit, which chronicles the life of fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon.

Modern versions of chess boards and other home game tables may have evolved to accommodate the variety of games for which they’re used but are still versatile pieces of furniture. Not every card table with chairs is the ideal dining table, but you certainly don’t have to limit a game table to recreational use.

Antique trictrac tables, for example, were products of 18th-century France, wherein furniture makers created what looked like multipurpose neoclassical writing desks and card tables that when their tops were removed revealed trictrac, chess and checkers surfaces. Other game tables, in a complete commitment to fun, merely support good old-fashioned competition. Contemporary Ping-Pong (or table tennis) tables, which have origins in 1880s Victorian England, can be quite sophisticated in form and are made from a variety of materials today. A billiards table is an iconic piece for any game room or living room, but your pool table is really going to be used for only one thing, right?

Antique or new Regency-style game tables, mid-century modern tables or Art Deco–style card tables, perhaps fashioned from rosewood or mahogany, might be equipped with convertible tabletops to shift from meals to game time in a snap. If you prefer poker or opt for a card table topped with a checkerboard, convenient drawers and other compartments can be found in new and vintage game tables that fit poker chips or other types of game pieces perfectly.

Find a range of top-quality vintage and antique game tables on 1stDibs that can help you introduce a bit of class to every competition at home.