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Checker Wood Boards

American Folk Art Game Board Chess Checker Board
Located in Wallkill, NY
Look at the wonderful original patina on this game board. What a great conversation piece or wall hanging. True Americana decor. Be sure to check our storefront for many more decorat...
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Antique 1880s American Primitive Game Boards

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Wood

1920s Églomisé Checker Board with Advertising Surround From Middletown CT.
Located in Savannah, GA
This unique Églomisé checkerboard with a wooden frame is surrounded by 1920s advertising from Middletown, Connecticut. "Églomisé is a French term meaning “gilded glass” and refers t...
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Game Boards

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Glass, Wood

Black and White Chess Board
Located in Westwood, NJ
meticulously crafted, with a classic black and white checkered pattern that sets the stage for intense and
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

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Wood

Black and White Chess Board
Black and White Chess Board
H 10.5 in W 31 in D 31 in
Black and White Chess Board with Storage
Located in Westwood, NJ
meticulously crafted, with a classic black and white checkered pattern that sets the stage for intense and
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

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Wood

Antique Style Wooden Chess Board
Located in Westwood, NJ
meticulously crafted, with a classic black and white checkered pattern that sets the stage for intense and
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

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Wood

Antique Style Wooden Chess Board
Antique Style Wooden Chess Board
H 5 in W 23 in D 23 in
Green and White Customizable Chess Board
Located in Westwood, NJ
meticulously crafted, with a classic black and white checkered pattern that sets the stage for intense and
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

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Wood

19thc Original Reverse Painted Game Board
Located in Los Angeles, CA
black checker board is painted on the glass with a very folky decorative wide outer border of stars and
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Early 19th Century American Double Sided Games Board
Located in Incline Village, NV
; top to bottom), probably made of a local soft wood, and hand painted with squares not perfectly
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Antique 1830s American Folk Art Game Boards

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Wood

Red, Black and Ochre White Painted Folding Backgammon Game Board, ca 1870-1890
Located in York County, PA
1870-1890 American Backgammon and checker board, made of softwood, with a case that is hand
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Game Boards

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Wood

Middle Eastern Micro Mosaic Octagonal Chess Game with Horn Pieces
Located in North Hollywood, CA
delicate pieces of wood, precious wood, and delicate miniatures paintings. The mosaic octagonal chess game
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Mid-20th Century Lebanese Moorish Game Boards

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Bone, Horn, Wood

Late 19th Century Portrait Decorated Game Board
Located in Nantucket, MA
Late 19th century hand made and decoratively painted game board, circa 1890s to 1910, a checker or
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Antique Late 19th Century American Late Victorian Game Boards

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Wood

Vintage Persian Micro Mosaic Chess Game Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
delicate pieces of wood, precious wood, and delicate miniatures paintings. Hand-crafted Persian Khatam
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Islamic Game Boards

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Fruitwood

Early 20th Century French Marquetry Game Box, Backgammon, Checkers
Located in Fayetteville, AR
side. The checker board side of the box displays individual squares of pear wood with alternating
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Early 20th Century French Game Boards

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Leather, Felt, Fruitwood, Pearwood, Walnut

David Levy, American Studio, Mid-Century Modern, Game Table, Parquetry
By David Levy
Located in Stamford, CT
bent wood base., multiple game built in game boards on a a two sided table top. All hand made with hand
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Game Tables

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Wood

RONSON 1960 Germany Modernist Cigarette Lighter Box in Cedar & Brushed Aluminum
By Ronson
Located in Miami, FL
, back in the 1960 and designed with geometric checker boards patterns. Beautifully crafted in brown
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

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Aluminum

Antique French 19th Century Louis XV Style Double Bed
Located in EDENSOR PARK, NSW
intricate detailing, beautiful checker design in wood on both head and front boards. Size: measurements are
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Antique 19th Century Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

RONSON 1960 Germany Varaflame Scandia Lighter Box Cedar & Brushed Aluminum
By Scandia Design, Ronson
Located in Miami, FL
mid-century period, back in the 1960 and designed with geometric checker boards patterns. Beautifully
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Cigar Boxes and Humidors

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

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'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Textile

19th Century Original Painted Checkers Game Board
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 19th century “make do” original painted checkers game board shows an outstanding polychromatic original painted wood surface and is constructed from a single wide slightly bowed...
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Antique 19th Century American Other Game Boards

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Pine

Fruit Still Life on Board attributed to William Federick Timmons
Located in Redding, CT
Fruit still life on board signed Timmons. Attributed to William Federick Timmons(1915-1985) . Rich colors of blue, red and pink make up this fruit still life composition. The composi...
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Early 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint, Wood, Masonite

19th Century Slate Paint Decorated Game Board
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic all original paint decorated game board is in fine condition with minor end chips or marks but does not detract from its amazing beauty and condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Adirondack Game Boards

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Slate

Frank Vincent DuMond Impressionist Painting
Located in Redding, CT
Frank Vincent DuMond painting. Bucolic setting of a woman in a pastoral scene by a river. She is seated reading and dressed in an Edwardian, early 20th century clothing. Signed lower...
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Early 20th Century French Romantic Paintings

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Wood, Canvas, Linen

Pair of Late 19th Century Very Large English Oak Reformed Gothic Mirrors
Located in Hudson, NY
This pair of mirrors crafted in England circa 1870 have been fully restored with a completely new surface and structurally supported as the mirror plate is very thick and heavy. Made...
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Antique 1870s English Gothic Revival Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

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Mirror, Oak

Aetna Works Mother-of-Pearl and Sterling Silver Place Knives, a Set of 12
By Landers, Frary & Clark 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From Landers, Frary & Clark, Aetna Works, founded in New Britain, Connecticut, 1866, a set of twelve mother-of-pearl handled place or luncheon knives with floral sterling silver ferr...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Oak 19th Century Gothic Revival English Marble Topped Centre or Library Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This finely made table in the Gothic Revival taste comes from England, circa 1875. All things Gothic have had a steady love affair by the English and have enjoyed several revival per...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Revival Console Tables

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Marble

Art Deco Wolfgang Hoffmann Romweber World's Fair Century of Progress Sideboard
By Wolfgang Hoffmann, Romweber Furniture Co.
Located in Forney, TX
A rare and important American Art Deco Century of Progress Sideboard by iconic designer Wolfgang Hoffmann (Austrian, 1900-1969) for Romweber Company, Batesville, Indiana. circa 1933-...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Sideboards

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Birch, Mahogany, Rosewood

Connecticut Queen Anne Flat-Top "Highboy" High Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
A cherry "highboy"/high chest of drawers, circa 1770, with long graceful shaped cabriole legs and pad feet, shaped apron both front and sides, four (4) drawers in base / bottom, five...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Six Arm Adam Style Chandelier in Antique Nickel by Bradley and Hubbard, c. 1920s
By Bradley & Hubbard
Located in New York, NY
AHL3729 An antique nickeled brass Adam style six light chandelier with narrow arms and bullet shaped body. By the Connecticut maker Bradley and Hubbard. Dimensions: Current height: ...
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Early 20th Century American Adam Style Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

American Folk Art Painting Signed J.W. Fosdick 1903
Located in South Burlington, VT
American Folk Art Pyrography At Its Finest This is an original and beautiful 23 inch by 19.25 inch hand-painted and hand incised work of art on board of a lovely Victorian lady enth...
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Antique Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Paintings

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Wood

Fine Paint Decorated Double Sided Game Board
Located in Nantucket, MA
Double sided painted game board with a red, black, yellow and green checkerboard on one side and a “X” painted game board on the reverse side, American, circa 1900. Measures: 16” ...
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Early 20th Century Game Boards

Fine & Rare Louis XV Carved Walnut & Oak Commode, Mid-18th Century
Located in Sheffield, MA
A fine and rare Louis XV Carved walnut and oak commode France Mid-18th century The shaped top over a bombe case with three carved drawers all resting on carved feet. Height 39 in....
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Andirons with Twisted Wrought Iron Bodies, Scroll Feet and Pot Hook Arms c. 1900
Located in New York, NY
AFP0588 A pair of antique andirons in blackened wrought iron with delicate basket twist bodies and scroll feet. Retaining their original pivoting pot hooks. From a Western Connecticu...
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Antique Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Andirons

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Art Nouveau Curved Stained Glass & Bronze Panel/ Window, Attributed to Tiffany
By Charles L. Tiffany
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Art Nouveau window/ panel was realized in the United States in 1907, attributed to Tiffany & Co. The piece features a mosaic of interlocking demilune arch forms in hues...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Architectural Elements

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Bronze

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Antique American Hand-Painted Checker Game Board
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American checker game board.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

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Wood

19th Century Original Painted Checker Gamerboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th c. original red and black painted game board with square nail construction.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Country Game Boards

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Wood

EARLY 20THC ORIGINAL PAINTED CHECKER BOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EARLY 20THC ORIGINAL RED AND BLACK PAINTED GAME/CHECKER BOARD. PAINTED ON WOOD THIN BOARD W/CREAM
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Early 20th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

American Checker Board with Great Polychrome Painted Surface
Located in York County, PA
AMERICAN CHECKER BOARD WITH GREAT POLYCHROME PAINTED SURFACE IN BRILLIANT LIPSTICK RED AND BLACK
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Antique Late 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Persian Octagonal Backgammon and Chess Game
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Persian technique of inlaying from arrangements of so many delicate pieces of wood, camel bones, precious
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Mid-20th Century Persian Moorish Game Boards

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Wood

Double-Sided Game Board in Original Paint
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
. The outside edge is done with a 1 3/4"-inch border trim, in a polychrome yellow and the checker board
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Early 20th Century Canadian American Classical Game Boards

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Wood, Paint

19THC ORIGINAL STAR MARBLE GAME BOARD/REVERSABLE GAME ON BACK
Located in Los Angeles, CA
/INLAID WOODS,CHECKER BOARD.THIS IS QUITE UNUSUAL FOR A REVERSABLE BOARD TO BE SO WELL MADE.THE LOOK FROM
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

Folky 19thc Original Red & Cream Painted Lap Game Board
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. The paint is untouched and has a wonderful mellow patina. This board was made from one plank of wood
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

Walnut Marquetry Folding Game Box for Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, circa 1900
Located in Fayetteville, AR
brass hook on each side. The checker board side of the box displays individual squares of pear wood with
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Antique Late 19th Century French Game Boards

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Fruitwood, Walnut

Karl Springer Incredible Covered Game Table in Black Shagreen, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
backgammon and checker/chess boards with game pieces by Karl Springer, American 1980's. There is nothing more
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Game Tables

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Leather, Shagreen, Resin, Wood

Antique Chessboard Inlaid Inlay Chess or Checker Game 19th Century Checkerboard
Located in Roma, IT
A 19th century handmade games box. Chess or checkers game boards. The game box comes with the 32
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Other Game Boards

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Wood

Early 19th Century French Double Sided Marquetry Game Box with Checker Pieces
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early 19th century walnut and ebonized pear wood marquetry game board is double sided and
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Antique Early 19th Century French Game Boards

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Walnut, Fruitwood

Wood and Composites Chess and Checkers Set by Architect Michael Graves
By Michael Graves (b.1934)
Located in Palm Springs, CA
veneer wood, where you can store the chess composite pieces and steel checker pieces. Measure: The
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1990s American Memphis Group Game Boards

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Steel

French Walnut and Pear Wood Marquetry Backgammon & Checkers Game Box, circa 1900
Located in Fayetteville, AR
brass hook on each side. The checker board side of the box displays individual squares of pear wood with
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Antique Early 1900s French Game Boards

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Walnut, Felt, Fruitwood

Middle Eastern Persian Khatam Chess Game
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Persian technique of inlaying from arrangements of so many delicate pieces of wood, camel bones, precious
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Mid-20th Century Persian Moorish Game Boards

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Wood

19th C Original Painted Game Board
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Parcheesi on one side and checker board on the other. The board is square nail construction.
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Antique 19th Century American Adirondack Game Boards

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Wood, Paint

19th C Original Painted Game Board
19th C Original Painted Game Board
H 18.5 in W 18 in D 0.25 in
19thc Original Double Sided Game Board
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19thc Original painted checker board and parchese backing. This original painted and square nail
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Antique 19th Century American Adirondack Game Boards

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Wood

19thc Original Double Sided Game Board
19thc Original Double Sided Game Board
H 19.75 in W 16.25 in D 1 in
Backgammon and Chess Travel Set, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
accents with wooden frame. Red and white triangles for backgammon gameplay and black and white checkered
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

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Magnets

Gameboard Double-Sided 19th Century Original Paint
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine early American all original painted double-sided checker board is in black and tan with
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Antique Late 19th Century American Country Game Boards

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Wood

Walnut Marquetry Folding Game Box, with Reverse Side Backgammon, circa 1900
Located in Fayetteville, AR
brass hook on each side. The checker board side of the box displays individual squares of pear wood with
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Antique Early 1900s French Game Boards

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Felt, Walnut, Fruitwood

19th Century, Walnut Marquetry Folding Game Box for Chess, Checkers, Backgammon
Located in Fayetteville, AR
brass hook on each side. The checker board side of the box displays individual squares of pear wood with
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Game Boards

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Leather, Fruitwood, Walnut, Holly

Middle Eastern Mosaic Wooden Inlaid Marquetry Box Game Backgammon
Located in North Hollywood, CA
true work of art. Handcrafted in the Middle East this backgammon and checker game box is complete with
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Late 20th Century Lebanese Islamic Game Boards

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Fruitwood

Diminutive Checker Board
Located in Sheffield, MA
Handmade and painted bittersweet and black gameboard has a very compelling grapnic.
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Early 20th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Antique American Folk Art Checker Game Board
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American folk art hand painted wood checker game board.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

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Wood

Antique American Folk Art Checker Game Board
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American Folk Art hand painted wooden checker game board.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

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Wood

19th Century Patriotic Gameboard
Located in Woodbury, CT
A fabulous c. 1850 American Patriotic Checkers Gameboard. Red and white checkered gameboard with a
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

19th Century Patriotic Gameboard
19th Century Patriotic Gameboard
H 15.125 in W 15.325 in D 1.25 in
Beautiful Marquetry Checkerboard/ Backgammon Board
Located in North Beninngton, VT
Beautiful Folk Art Marquetry Checker /Backgammon Board. There is a checkerboard on one side and
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Early 20th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

1940's Chinese Checker Boards
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Painted wood gameboards. $395 Each.
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Vintage 1940s American Games

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Pine

1960s Hobie Surfboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
older restoration in Robin's egg blue ( PMS 7474 c). It has triple wood stringers that run the length
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Vintage 1960s American Decorative Art

1960s Hobie Surfboard
1960s Hobie Surfboard
H 126 in W 22 in D 2 in
Antique American Folk Art Round Checker Game Board
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique American Folk Art Round Checker Game Board.
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20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

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Wood

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Checker Wood Boards For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of checker wood boards available for sale. The range of distinct checker wood boards — often made from wood, fruitwood and hardwood — can elevate any home. Checker wood boards have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Checker wood boards made by folk art designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — are very popular at 1stDibs.

How Much are Checker Wood Boards?

Prices for checker wood boards start at $495 and top out at $2,750 with the average selling for $1,250.

Finding the Right folk-art for You

Folk art refers to a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Vintage, new and antique folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, portraiture and paintings, carnival art, quilts and duck decoys.

American folk art is frequently valued because of the traditional skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of folk art on 1stDibs.

Questions About Checker Wood Boards
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The best wood for a cutting board is one wood that is not open-pored or soft. Open-pored woods tend to stain easily, while soft woods show cutting scars from knives. Therefore, it is best to opt for maple, beech, teak, or walnut when choosing a cutting board.