Combination checker and backgammon
Wood, ivory, metal
open: 1 1/2 x 16 x 13 in. ( 3.8 x 40.6 x 33 cm )
carved: on outside of box: "John Haven/1792"
Combination checker and backgammon set in the form of a hinged wooden box with checkerboard on exterior and backgammon board on interior; patterns on boards composed of different colored inlaid wood, and two inlaid stars on backgammon board; set included fifteen red and fifteen plain ivory pieces, four ivory dice, and two ivory dice rolling cups; box is carved with an inscription on outside.
According to accession records, John Haven was the great-grandfather of the donor. Note found inside box reads "TO: N.Y. HISTORICAL MUSEUM/BACKGAMMON & CHECKERS/BOARD MADE/IN 1792; for/JOHN HAVEN, GREAT GRANDFATHER/of/MARIAN HAVEN WICKES".
Gift of Marian Haven Wickes (Mrs. Forsyth Wickes)
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