This 18thc. reproduction Portable Roulette Box is a wonderful game or conversation piece, a complement to your library decor. Gaming was excessively popular during the Regency era, and although a fun amusement for most, could ruin a man if indulged in too often! In her novels, Jane Austen uses the theme of gaming especially in characters who do not possess the level of rational self-control or virtue that she celebrates. To be used in moderation!
Hand turned plantation mahogany wood bowl, with ebonized wood central handle and hand painted spinning disc. Comes with a weighted spinning ball. Measures 5.5 x 3.2 x 5” / 14 x 8.5cm.