Furniture Game ParlourMap
04-12-2010 until 26-06-2011
Following the National Museum's stellar track record of hyper-specialized yet strangely fascinating exhbitions is their newest offering entitled "Furniture Game Parlour". On display will be a collection of antique game boxes and tables, playing pieces (such as chess pieces, chips, checkers), and cards from the 16th to 20th centuries. We presume this is where games such as the Whist or Quadrille were played, games we've only ever heard of in Jane Austen novels. In addition, one particularly interesting piece is an early 20th-century music cabinet with a record player tucked inside, loaned to the museum from a private collector.