Antique Folding Chess Backgammon Board and Box

Lot #41. Antique Folding Chess Backgammon Board Box, 21″

Antique Folding Chess Backgammon Board Box, 21″ Long.

An Antique Folding Chess Backgammon Board Box with inlaid Backgammon points on the reverse. The chessboard squares are Sycamore and Rosewood veneer with inlaid ebony delimiters in a solid Mahogany frame. The box measures 21″ x 18″ x 2″ open and 18″ x 10-1/2″ x 4-0″ closed. The square size is 2-0″. The inlaid Sycamore and Rosewood Backgammon points are 5-3/4″ long. The game board contains two turned wooden dice shakers. This antique is in excellent condition with no damage. The luster is quite good but the board could use a good coat of a quality paste wax like Lebron’s or MinWax. The chess and Backgammon board/box  appears to have been produced in the late 1800s. The chessboard is designed to accommodate chessmen with a base diameter of between 1-3/8″ and 1-1/2″ and Draughtsmen or Backgammon stones up to 1-3/8″ in diameter.

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