Games table by William Burges

Gothic revival rectangular table with central chess board flanked by a pair of snails at one end and lizards at the other, surrounded by a trefoil and arched border within chequer board corner spandrels.


Walnut, inlaid with rosewood and box
Art Fund grant:
£21,000 ( Total: £70,000)
Acquired in:
H Blairman & Sons Ltd

Has 2 drawers, the whole on trestle supports.


Commissioned for the Clock Tower rooms; sold (Stephenson & Alexander, 17/6/1949, lots 37 and 38); sold (S, Margam Park, 20/10/1999, lot 725); present vendor.

Venue details

Cardiff Castle Castle Street, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3RB 029 2087 8100

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £12)

1 Mar – 31 Oct 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm) Nov – Feb 9am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan