Lot #935. Antique Folding Chess Board Box


An Antique Folding Chess Board Box, Mahogany and Sycamore veneer squares, solid Mahogany frame. The Board/box measures 14.5″ by 13″ overall, with 1.4″ squares. c. 1890.

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Antique Folding Chess Board Box.

An Antique Folding Chess Board Box. One side of the board/box has the standard 64 squares for Chess and Draughts. The box opens to serve as a storage box for the chess or checker pieces.  The chessboard squares are Sycamore and Mahogany veneer with a solid Mahogany frame. The chess board measures14-1/2″ by 13″. The square size is 1.4″. This chessboard was designed to display a set of chess pieces with a 1-1/4″ base diameter base. Based on the direction of the fold in the chessboard, the board/box probably dates to the establishment of standardized rules for chess.

This Chess Board/Box is good condition for its age, with a few splits in the veneer squares visible. The finish is quite good This board/box dates to around 1890.

Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions16 × 12 × 8 in

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