The origins of bagatelle are not clear, but it was certainly a game played in various forms before the 19th century. It has some association with billiards in using a cue and balls, and skittles in using pins. The "modern" version of bagatelle was established in England in 1819 and has been popular ever since. It could also be considered the inspiration for the pinball machine, which is an electronic variant.
This version is made in nicely made wood and is supplied with 3 metal balls and a cue stick. Box size 330mm x 190mm 13" x 7½" approx.