A House of Cards: Exploring English Card Tables in the Eighteenth Century

Playing cards is a popular pastime today, but the history of card games dates back many centuries.  By the early eighteenth century, the tables specifically designed for playing cards appeared in England.  The basic form of these tables was a rectangular top that folded in half.  When opened, the top would be supported by legs that … Continue reading A House of Cards: Exploring English Card Tables in the Eighteenth Century