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Portable game board set

Object Number: 
1941.690a-oo
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Wood, leather, ivory, paper, paint, gilt
Dimensions: 
closed: 2 3/4 x 14 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. ( 7 x 37.8 x 21 cm )
Description: 
Set of wooden gameboards in the form of a low hinged wooden box with square top and bottom, sides covered in marbleized paper; on inside, backgammon board with center decorated with embossed floral border; on outside, chess/checkerboard with squares embossed on leather and outlined in red, blue, and yellow; sixteen red game pieces and fifteen black game pieces, wooden (possibly lacquered), also decorated with gilt motifs (such as a castle or crown) at center, representing chess pieces; also includes seven ivory dice and two leather cups.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lucille de Luze Foley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group