Lot #660. Antique Folding Cardboard Chessboard
Antique Folding Chess Board.
An Antique Folding Chess Board. The construction is mottled gold paper back and gold-trimmed squares over cardboard. The Antique Folding chessboard measures 16-0″ square. The individual squares are 1-5/8″, Red and off-White, outlined in gold. This antique chessboard is in quite good condition for its age and the seam is still in tact. The covering is sound and the chessboard lies flat. Based on the back design and the gold-outlined red and white squares, the chessboard was produced in The United Kingdom around 1850. The chessboard is designed to accommodate the smaller Staunton chess pieces with base diameters up to 1-1/4″, and the smaller pre-Staunton chessmen such as the Saint George, Philidor, French Régence, Directoire, Calvert, Lund and Northern Upright designs, as well as the smaller Indian Vizagapatam, Macao Burmese and Cantonese chessmen. For a complete selection of our antique and modern chessboards, look here.