Antique Folding Backgammon and Chess Board.
An Antique Folding Backgammon and Chess Board with inlaid starburst embellishments. One side of the board/box has the standard 64 squares for Chess and Draughts. The obverse has inlaid points for Backgammon. The chessboard squares and Backgammon Points are Sycamore and Rosewood veneer with inlaid delimiters in a solid, dark-stained Mahogany frame. The chess board measures 20-1/2″ by 17″. The square size is 2-0″. This Antique Folding Backgammon and Chess Board was designed to accommodate a set of chess pieces with a 1-3/8″ base diameter base and 1-1/4″ diameter Backgammon checkers with shakers and die (not included). Based on the direction of the fold in the chessboard, the board/box pre-dates the establishment of standardized rules for chess.
This Antique Folding Backgammon and Chess Board/Box good condition for its age. The finish is quite good This board/box dates to around 1860.