During the Victorian period Antique Chess tables were high in fashion as chess was a great way of entertainment. The Game of chess dates back over  1000 years, but was popular in Europe and especially in Britain in the 19th century as new tournaments were introduced along with chess clocks in 1883 along with the first world chess championship in 1886. This lead to a rise in demand for new chess boards and this is why inlaid chess tables became so popular in the Victorian home. As these were used by the wealthy, no expense was spared in their construction, with beautifully figured walnut or fine inlaid rosewoods used, often with boxwood and ebony inlaid squares. Have a look below at our lovely examples of antique Chess tables along with other games tables, available for sale and if we do not currently have what you are looking for, let us know and we can add you onto our wanted file. You can also join our mailing list and this will update you with newly added stock.