Price

£2950.00

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Something to pass the leisure hours, often noted in soldiers woolworks to be whilst in India, a brass bound mahogany games compendium.

The box itself can serve as a lectern; the rake of the lid determined by a prop that can engage with one of three settings and a ledge to hold a book is stowed beneath the chess pieces.

The first function within the box is that of a lap desk with a fold-out baize-lined writing surface, a pen tray and a pair of inkwells. There are two packs of cards and four turned bone scoring pegs. The reverse of the writing surface is inlaid with a sycamore checkerboard for chess or draughts with scoring strips along two sides. Beneath this is a lift-out tray with a full set of chess pieces. The lid is inlaid with a backgammon board and there is a removable box containing turned wooden pieces for the playing of backgammon or draughts.

English circa 1880.

15.75 in x 10.75 in x 5.25 in.

Price

£2950.00

Stock number

4524
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  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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