Antique Bridge Tables were designed from the early 18th Century Georgian period on-wards for the card game Bridge. Bridge was most popular in the Victorian and Edwardian periods and was used with sets of cards with artists painting comical pictures on the back, these card sets can be very collectable and sought after now. The game of Bridge can be traced back to the early 16th century, originally called Whist in Britain, it was a big part of entertainment and gambling. Antique games tables were made especially for playing the game of Bridge and as these pieces were made to impress. No expense was spared in their construction as guests would see and use them, so having a high quality games table on display would be a choice piece of furniture showing your wealth. Here at antiques world, we get some beautiful antique bridge tables for sale, in Mahogany, Rosewood and Oak woods. The best will usually have inlay from fine boxwood to more expensive brass and decorative feet. The interiors will be in a green or red baize and the best examples will have counter wells in the corners. Have a look below at some of the stunning games tables we have for sale below.
Games - Card - Chess & Bridge Tables for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Bridge tables, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Victorian Walnut Antique Envelope Bridge Table. The envelope top swivels open and unfolds to reveal a green baize square playing surface. Below this can be found a central oak lined drawer with original decorative handle. The table stands on four beautifully turned legs with moulded cross stretcher, for added stability, and with central carved motif.
William IV Mahogany Antique Bridge Table in the style and quality of a Gillows piece. The top is beautifully figured, both when closed and opened, and has canted corners. It swivels and opens to double its size, allowing access to the games compartment with very old, possibly original, lining paper. Below the top is a wonderfully figured curved frieze above an elegantly turned, thumb moulded pedestal with decorative carved socle. It stands on a simply stunning quadriform base of fantastic quality with carved lion paw feet displaying exceptional craftsmanship in the level of detail shown. These hide sunken brass castors allowing the antique table to be easily moved around.
Georgian Mahogany ‘D’ End Antique Bridge Table. The table has a relatively deep apron displaying boxwood string inlay providing it with a rather refined look.
Regency Mahogany Antique Bridge Table Dating from around 1830 with the playing surface made from a striking red baize. This antique games table would make the ideal side table when not in use, the perfect home for a lamp!
Brass Inlaid Rosewood Antique Bridge Table. It stands on a square tapered pedestal with a quadriform base and four splayed legs finished with intricate brass castors.
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Huge selection of quality antiques, at really competitive prices! Really happy with my latest purchase, and the customer service is second to none... Thanks James!
- Andy Lowe,
James and his team we’re outstanding in their honesty, customer service and delivery of a beautiful piece of furniture. When it arrived at our home it’ was much better than the picture and we are delighted with the purchase. Many thanks