Lot #53. Antique Folding Coromandel Chess Backgammon Board Box
Antique Folding Coromandel Chess Backgammon Board Box.
An Antique Folding Coromandel Chess Backgammon Board Box with inlaid bone Backgammon points on the reverse. The chessboard squares are Sycamore and Rosewood veneer with inlaid ebony delimiters in a solid Coromandel frame. The box measures 21-1/2″ x 18-3/8″ x 2″ open and 18-3/8″ x 10-3/4″ x 4-0″ closed. The square size is 2-1/8″. The Backgammon points are 6″ long. The game board features 18 bone inserts for game scoring using cribbage counters. 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 1-1/2″ and 1-5/8″ and Draughtsmen or Backgammon checkers up to 1-1/2″ in diameter.