Large Antique Folding Chess and Backgammon Board.
A large Antique Folding Game Board with masterfully inlaid embellishments and accommodations on the frame for scorekeeping pegs. One side of the board/box has the standard 2-1/2″ squares for Chess and Draughts. The obverse has profuse marquetry and inlaid points for Backgammon. The chessboard squares and backgammon Points are Sycamore and Rosewood with inlaid delimiters in a solid, Rosewood frame. The chess board measures 27′ by 22″. The square size is 2-1/2″. This antique folding game box was designed to house a set of full tournament-size chess pieces and 1-5/8″ diameter backgammon checkers shakers and die (not included).
This Chess and Backgammon Board is in excellent condition for its age. The finish is quite good This antique folding game board dates to around 1880.