Folding Bagatelle

During the Victorian and Edwardian tables, Bagatelle was a very popular game and the parlour version of the game usually came as a beautiful folding Mahogany cabinet. This one is 8ft long by 2ft.4 feet wide when unfolded which is larger than usual.

The table comes with the original ivory balls - 1 black, 4 red and 4 white. It includes a highly desireable 8 arch bridge board which can optionally be used to play games such as Mississippi and La Trou Madame. And it also comes with a cue and a mace - it is quite rare for a Victorian Bagatelle table to still retain the original mace and cue so this example is a quite unusualy complete and special item.

The table is made from solid Mahogany with brass catches and a brass lock and inlaid scoring strips along each side. There is no key but this shouldn't be an issue because the 2 brass retaining catches are still in place and work fine.

Manufacturer is unknown. The baize cloth is in reasonable condition although there is one small fingernail size tear in one place. The buyer may wish to re-cover the table at some point but, if not, the tear should not affect game-play.

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The manufacturer is unknown but the history can be seen all over the exterior. It was probably made in the 1880s or 1890s.

The table can be collected from Formby which is north of Liverpool. Due to its size and unique nature, the seller does not wish to send the board by courier.

Sorry - this table has been SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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