Lot #877. Cocobolo and Birdseye Maple Traditional Chessboard

$695.00

A Cocobolo and Birdseye Maple Traditional Chessboard. The recessed squares are Birdseye Maple and Cocobolo with a Mahogany back and a 7/8″ thick solid Mahogany frame, measuring 23-0″ square. The square size is 2-1/2″. New

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Description

Traditional Cocobolo and Birdseye Chessboard.

This offering features a Traditional Cocobolo and Birdseye Maple Chessboard. The chessboard squares are recessed Birdseye and Cocobolo with a Mahogany back and a 7/8″ thick solid Mahogany frame. The chessboard measures 23-0″ square. The square size is 2-1/2″. This chessboard was produced to accompany the Club-Size 1849 Nathaniel Cooke reproduction chessmen and other full Club-size Staunton chess sets offered elsewhere on this site. The chess board is an exact reproduction of the chessboards produced in the 1800s and early 1900s. The chessboard was designed by Frank Camaratta and will accommodate chessmen with a base diameter of between 1-7/8″ and 2-0″. The chessboard is like new and was made in 2014.

This English-made framed playing field style chessboard was in common use until World War II. After the War, much more economical wooden chess boards started appearing from other European countries such as Spain, Poland and Germany. Chessboards bearing the Jaques of London and British Chess Company stamping were all most likely produced by the same factory in the UK.

Additional information

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions26 × 26 × 8 in

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