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What is the standard size of a card table?

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What is the standard size of a card table?
The standard size of a card table is typically around 28 to 30 inches high. The surface of a square card table is usually 34 inches by 34 inches.

Card tables originated in England in the late 17th century, and during this time, as well as the 18th centurygame tables in general became quite popular. We refer to early versions of card tables as antique Regency card tables because the Prince of Wales ruled England during the period and his official title was Regent. Back then, these furnishings were typically small, rectangular tables outfitted with hinged tops so that they could be opened to reveal a playing surface. 

Today, the phrase “card tables” might evoke the image of common plastic tables covered in felt, but historically these tables were statement pieces that invited merriment and were made of mahoganywalnut or other fine woods. Today, antique and vintage card tables and tea tables can enliven a space and encourage spirited competition in your home.

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Gillows Games Table, Card Table
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Mahogany Gillows Card Table, Games Table. A late-19th century mahogany fold over card or games table made by the Lancaster furniture manufacturers, Gillows. When not in use this high...

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Chess Console Table, Louis XVI Style, Game Table, France, 19th Century
Located in Greven, DE
Antique chess and card table in Louis XVI style from the 19th century. When closed, we see a console table standing on long pointed legs and in brass sabots. The top is divided into...

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Card Tables and Tea Tables



Original Rare Gillows Lancaster circa 1789-95 Hardwood Fold Over Game Card Table
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare circa 1789-1795 Gillows Lancaster mahogany games card fold over table A very rare and well made pi...

Antique 1780s English Georgian Card Tables and Tea Tables



Early 19th Century William IV Card Table with Ebony Inlay and Turned Pedestal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fine flip-top game table in mahogany, satinwood, and ebony stringing. Cockbeaded table edge opens to original green felt gaming surface. Simple beehive turned pedestal base supported...

Antique 1820s English William IV Card Tables and Tea Tables


Ebony, Mahogany, Satinwood

Bar Table 'DING' Made of Concrete and Aluminum 'White'
Located in Paris, IDF
'DING' is a collection of tables: coffee / side tables, dining tables, bar tables. The base is in concrete and the structure and to top in aluminum (black or white). by Bentu desi...

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Gueridon


Concrete, Aluminum

Chinese Burl Top Square Table, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This square center table dates to the mid-19th century and wonderfully exemplifies Qing-dynasty furniture design. Found at the center of social activity, Chinese square tables such a...

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Center Tables


Wood, Burl

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