Antique Jaques Folding Chessboard with Backgammon

Lot #525. Antique Jaques Folding Chess Backgammon Board Box

Antique Jaques Folding Chessboard with Backgammon.

Offered here is an Antique Jaques Folding Chessboard with Backgammon obverse. The chessboard squares are boxwood and Rosewood veneer with a solid Mahogany frame. The interior is a Backgammon game board. Two Jaques London labels are affixed to the top surface of the chessboard. The chess board measures 21″ x 18″ open. The square size is 2-1/4″. The Backgammon points measure 6″ long by 1/2″ wide. This antique  Jaques Folding chessboard is in excellent condition. The finish is generally sound and has a decent luster. The chessboard appears to have been produced around 1860. Pieces are not included. A fine collection of new and antique chessboards can be found here. An authentic set antique Jaques chessmen can be found here. For a short history of the John Jaques Company and the Staunton Chessmen, click here.

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