The game of solitaire is said to have been invented by a nobleman confined in the Bastille prison during the early years of the French Revolution. The game is played with 36 marbles and the object is to eliminate all but one marble, which should end up in the center of the game board. With colorful, handblown glass marbles against a solid ebony board, this set is artful, as well as functional and fun.
Specializing in an eclectic aesthetic, Authentic Models appeals to the curious and discerning. Inspired by the Age of Sail, exploration, science, and cartography, Authentic Models offers a collection with the character of authenticity. Made by artisans using time-honored skills, these pieces enrich a room, and the people in it, with a profound spirit of history and nostalgia.