This game table was inspired by Ed Stuckey’s Federal card table in the gallery of FWW #206, but Pyka had ambitions far beyond that design. As well as opening once to reveal the typical card table, his version opens a second time to display backgammon, chess, and cribbage boards. Chinese checkers can be found on the underside of one drawer, and Scrabble under another. He added marquetry pictures including a hummingbird and flower, and carved his own chess figures in the shapes of different birds.
Sapele and various veneers, 18d x 36w x 31h closed, 36 dIA. x 30H open
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