Antique Cantonese Folding Backgammon and Chess Board.
A beautifully painted Antique Cantonese Folding Backgammon and Chessboard game box. The chessboard is Black Lacquer with 2″ black and silver squares and gold accents. The age is not certain, but it is estimated to have been produced circa 1860. The board is 20-1/4” over-all with 2″ squares and is 4″ thick when closed. The game box is in excellent condition with very minor scratches to the lacquer finish. The gold embellishments and Backgammon detail are clear and crisp. It is very unusual to find one in this fine condition. These chessboards were designed to accompany the Cantonese ivory Puzzleball and Burmese chessmen. Our extensive inventory of antique and contemporary chess pieces and chessboards can be found elsewhere on this site.