This mahogany games table was made in Greenock around 1817 by J. H. Buchanan. It contains a compendium of games with boards, counters and dice, a dressing mirror, a writing slope and a print viewing apparatus.
Through the print viewing apparatus, a paper roll of engraved perspective views can be inspected. These views have mainly classical themes, such as 'Rome in its original glory'.
This table is also known as a 'Polyterpic' table. 'Polyterpic' means 'multiple enjoyment'.