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Paint-Decorated "Snowflake" Parcheesi Gameboard, ca 1885
Located in York County, PA
PAINT-DECORATED "SNOWFLAKE" PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD IN CHEDDAR YELLOW & RED, circa 1885 Parcheesi
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Antique 1880s Game Boards

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Wood

American Painted Gameboard Featuring Cherubs, Ca 1870
Located in York County, PA
Masterpiece quality American game board with fancifully painted cherubs, ca 1870 This is one of the greatest American painted Parcheesi boards extant. The fine quality of this is ...
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Antique 1870s American Game Boards

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Wood

7 Color, Carriage Painted American Parcheesi Gameboard, ca 1875
Located in York County, PA
7-COLOR, CARRIAGE-PAINTED, AMERICAN PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD WITH A SPANISH BROWN / TOMATO RED GROUND
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Antique 1870s American Game Boards

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Wood

Paint-Decorated American Pedestal Table with Toleware Style Decoration
Located in York County, PA
gameboard-like sensibility, with strong folk qualities, and this fact is further enhanced by its small size
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Antique 19th Century Painted Furniture

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Wood

Amazing Oversize Marble Game Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is quite unusual and in wonderful neutral colors. The large oversize gameboard has a double
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Game Boards

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Marble

Amazing Oversize Marble Game Table
Amazing Oversize Marble Game Table
H 20.5 in W 21 in D 21 in

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Antique 19th Century American Adirondack Painted Furniture

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20th Century Swedish Snowflake Pendant, Smoked Glass Ceiling Light by Orrefors
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Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

18th Century French Rustic Armoire
Located in Kaštel Sućurac, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
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Antique 18th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Oak

18th Century French Rustic Armoire
18th Century French Rustic Armoire
H 57.88 in W 33.86 in D 12.41 in
Antique Model of a Wooden and Metal Horse Carriage in 18th Century Style
Located in New York, NY
Antique mid century model of a wooden and metal horse carriage in 18th century style.
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Early 20th Century European Toys and Dolls

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Metal

Set of Six Medium Size Breyer Horses (Box 5)
Located in Redding, CT
Set of Six Medium Size Vintage Breyer Horses. All Six Breyer horses are stamped . The set consists of four brown toned horses and two whiter toned horses, one having appaloosa spots....
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Vintage 1970s Toys

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Plastic

English Oak Refectory Table, Late 17th Century
Located in Free Union, VA
A late 17th century, ca. 1680-1700, English oak stretcher base table with a breadboard ended plank top. Baluster legs support the apron of the table, the apron decorated with fine co...
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Antique Late 17th Century English Baroque Farm Tables

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Oak

Large-Scale American Folk Art Carnival Game Board, Very Graphic
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large-scale Folk Art Carnival game board, American, circa 1940s. This painted carnival game board came from Texas and combines wonderfully patinated graphic colors in a highly collec...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood, Cork

Pair of Italian Neoclassical Chessboard Parquetry Inlaid Tables
Located in Forney, TX
A most impressive pair of Italian parquetry inlaid mahogany lift-top work tables (side table - end table - bedside nightstand) with warm, nicely aged patina. circa 1920s/1930s Wha...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Game Tables

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Brass

Crown Derby Porcelain Plate, Puce Cherubs by Richard Askew, Georgian ca 1785
By Crown Derby
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful Crown Derby plate made in about 1785. The very charming decoration of a puce putto is by Richard Askew. The Derby Porcelain factory has its roots in the late 174...
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Antique 1780s English Georgian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Royal Crown Stamped Victorian Oak Games Compendium Chess Cards Dominos Checkers
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this original Victorian games compendium with a complete suite of games, the case is stamped to the front bottom with the royal crown under the mak...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Toys and Dolls

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Oak

Paint Decorated Games Board
Located in Nantucket, MA
Paint decorated ochre and brown double-sided game board, one side with Canadian checkers, the other with Parcheesi, Canada, circa 1890. Measures: 25 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Canadian Folk Art Game Boards

Paint Decorated Games Board
Paint Decorated Games Board
H 25.25 in W 25.25 in D 1.25 in
French Louis XV Period Tric Trac or Backgammon Table Stamped P. Roussel
By Pierre Roussel (1723-1782)
Located in Pembroke, MA
French Louis XV period (18th century) "Tric Trac" or Backgammon table stamped by the maker, "P. Roussel," and the guild "JME" (Jurande des Menuisiers et Ebenistes --translated as the...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Game Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

17th Century Italian Baroque Lacquered Spruce Religious Furniture 1600
Located in Roma, RM
This monumental piece of furniture, of Veneto-Alto Veneto provenance, made entirely of lacquered fir wood. Full seventeenth century (ca. 1650) is presented as an imposing double-bodi...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Baroque Bookcases

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Spruce

Rare Antique American Folk Art Primitive 1814 Checkers Game Board
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare Antique American Folk Art Primitive 1814 Checkers Game Board. A very unusual 19th century American primitive game board, made from an antique trunk top. The painted board has ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Primitives

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Wood, Paint

Superb 19th Century French Empire Neoclassical Mahogany Dressing Table Vanity
Located in Hopewell, NJ
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Vintage 1940s French Empire Vanities

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Ormolu

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Primitive Folk Art Graphic Gameboard
Located in 3 Oaks, MI
Wonderful wear and surface on this handmade slightly asymmetrical gameboard from the early 20th
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Early 20th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

Primitive Folk Art Graphic Gameboard
Primitive Folk Art Graphic Gameboard
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Checkers Gameboard
Located in Woodbury, CT
A striking and graphic handmade checkers gameboard that is hinged to fold up, then stays closed via
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20th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

Checkers Gameboard
Checkers Gameboard
H 20 in W 20 in
Important Gameboard
Located in Summerland, CA
American. Eight by eight playing fields comprised of red and white squares divided by gold pin striping. Surrounded by a blue band and embellished with gold stars. Entire wood b...
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Important Gameboard
Important Gameboard
H 15 in W 15 in D 1.5 in
Spectacular Double Sided Gameboard / Parcheesi & Checkers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Spectacular six color parcheesi with a lively composition. Composed of red, yellow, green, brown, black and white the design has a great sense of movement. The checkers has a bold bl...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

Double-Sided Pine Gameboard
Located in New Hope, PA
A double-sided gameboard painted for backgammon and checkers. American, circa 1900 Pine with
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Brass

Double-Sided Pine Gameboard
Double-Sided Pine Gameboard
H 17 in W 13.75 in D 1.5 in
Primitive, Handmade Gameboard - Solitaire
Located in Sheffield, MA
A homemade gameboard with hand carved pegs. Original brown paint.
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Early 20th Century American Game Boards

Great gameboard, signed Duco.
By Duco
Located in Clear Spring, MD
Highly visual gameboard with strong colors. Pumpkin and black squares outlined in canary yellow in
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Vintage 1930s American Game Boards

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Paint

Highly Decorative Gameboard, Checkers
Located in Sheffield, MA
Strong, graphic checker board with geometric border surrounding vibrant playing surface. Inscribed on reverse is Happy Birthday 1934.
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Vintage 1930s American Game Boards

Gameboard Backgammon and Checkers
Located in Woodbury, CT
A 19th Century painted two sided game board, with original paint, square nailed and retains a nice dry surface. Backgammon with the reverse side a Checkers board.
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

Two Sided Gameboard: Checkers and Parcheesi
Located in Sheffield, MA
Early hand fashioned and painted two sided game board. The board shows the results of heavy use and spirited play.
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Early Gameboard in Yellow and Red
Located in Clear Spring, MD
Colorful checkerboard with great form! Small size with strong applied molding. Wonderful, original surface in mustard yellow and bright red.
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Checkers Game Board
Located in Woodbury, CT
This early gameboard has green, red, & white coloring and is all original and in untouched
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

Checkers  Game Board
Checkers  Game Board
H 20 in W 13.5 in
Early 20th Century Rare Folk Art WPA Gameboard with Horses and Cows
By WPA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This amazing inlaid early 20th century game board is a reversible and contains the original wood checkers with in the hidden drawers. This handmade board also has hearts and arrows o...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

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Pine

Double Sided Gameboard, Parcheesi and Checkers
Located in Nantucket, MA
The Parcheesi side has multicolored painted pinwheel corners with mother-of-pearl inlay at the home space, the checker side has black painted checks Made of a solid piece of white p...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Toys

Colorful Gameboard
Located in Nantucket, MA
Canadian hand-painted gameboard with stars in the center and letters around the boarder.
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Early 20th Century Canadian Game Boards

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Wood, Paint

Painted Gameboard
Located in Darnestown, MD
The unusual choice of black and white gives this late 19th century gameboard the look of a much
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Antique 1890s American Game Boards

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Wood

Painted Gameboard
Painted Gameboard
H 15.5 in W 22 in
Early 20th Century Reversible Inlaid Wood Gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is amazing example of great Folk Art inlaid wood work. This reversible checkerboard has
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

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Wood

Early Canadian gameboard
Located in Sheffield, MA
This early original painted game board is as sweet and original as they come. Done in barn red with light gray paint it is totally authentic and looks good on a wall , with your coll...
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Antique 19th Century Canadian Game Boards

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Wood

Early Canadian gameboard
Early Canadian gameboard
H 14.5 in W 12.5 in
Canadian Draughts Gameboard
Located in Sheffield, MA
Draughts is the Canadian version of checkers and has more squares than the American game. The coloration is terrific and this piece has a slot on each end to hold the pieces. It is n...
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Antique 19th Century Canadian Game Boards

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Wood

Canadian Draughts Gameboard
Canadian Draughts Gameboard
H 21.5 in W 16.5 in D 2 in
Antique Double Sided Gameboard, Parcheesi and Checkers
Located in Nantucket, MA
Polychrome double sided game board with applied molding. The Parcheesi side is painted with green, red, yellow, blue and purple with leaf and floral decoration. The opposing side ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Game Boards

19THC ONE BOARD GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EARLY ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITHE PAINT GAMEBOARD 19THC BOARD AND NAILS WONDERFUL PATINA VERY
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD WITH GREAT OLD PATINA. RED AND BLACK PAINT/WONDERFUL SURFACE AND
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD WITH GREAT OLD PATINA CREAMY BUTTERMILK AND BLACK PAINT
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD
19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD
H 28 in W 18 in D 2 in
19TH C. CHECKERBOARD GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ORIGINAL PAINTED CHECKERBOARD GAMEBOARD IN GREEN AND SALMOM WITH A VERY DARK PATINA. ORIGINAL
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood, Paint

19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED FOLKY GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL ORANGE AND BLACK PAINTED CHEKER SQUARE GAMEBOARD GREAT CONDITION AND
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

19THC GAMEBOARD/ALL ORIGINAL PAINT
Located in Los Angeles, CA
LATE 19THC GAMEBOARD ALL ORIGINAL PAINT WONDERFUL PATINA AND DOVETAILED CONSTRUCTION ,REVERSABLE
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC GAMEBOARD/ALL ORIGINAL PAINT
Located in Los Angeles, CA
LATE 19THC GAMEBOARD ALL ORIGINAL PAINT WONDERFUL PATINA WITH DOUBLE PICTURE FRAME WITH GLASS
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

Fantastic 19thc Original Painted Folding Gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
PRIVATE FOLK ART COLLECTION.
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC GAMEBOARD FROM NEW ENGLAND
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GREAT GAME BOARD GREAT SURFACE FROM NEW ENGLAND SQUARE NAIL CONSTRUCTION .
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC GAMEBOARD FROM NEW ENGLAND
19THC GAMEBOARD FROM NEW ENGLAND
H 28 in W 19 in D 1 in
19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
VERY UNUSUAL FORM ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD ORIGINAL PATINA AND CONDITION
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
VERY UNUSUAL ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD WITH DOUBLE PICTURE FRAME MOLDING GREAT ORIGINAL PATINA AND
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

Late 19th C. Chinese Checkers Gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
LATE 19TH C. ORIGINAL PAINTED CHINESE GAMEBOARDS FROM OHIO. THE MOST UNUSUAL PASTEL ON A WHITE
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

19THC HAND CARVED AND PAINTED GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL HAND CARVED AND PAINTED GAMEBOARD WITH ORIGINAL SURFACE GREAT CONDITION FOUND IN
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC ORIGINAL BLACK PAINT DECORATED GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
FOLKY 19THC PAINTED ORANGE & BLACK GAMEBOARD FROM NEW ENGLAND. WONDERFUL DECORATED CORNERS ON A
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

Unique Roulette Variation Paint-decorated Gameboard
Located in York County, PA
Roulette variation, game of chance, paint-decorated game board in an impressive size with a bold visual design. The form is one that I have never seen before and has great modern pre...
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

PAIR OF RARE 19THC GAMEBOARDS /DARTBOARDS
Located in Los Angeles, CA
PAIR OF DART BOARDS IN PRISTINE CONDITION VERY UNUSUAL.PAINTED NUMBERS ON LINEN WITH ORIGINAL RED PAINTED,PICTURE FRAME MOLDING,CIRCA 1890.
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Early hand made 19th c. gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This item has great patina and is signed by the maker.
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Antique Late 18th Century American Country Game Boards

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Wood

Early hand made 19th c. gameboard
Early hand made 19th c. gameboard
H 13.5 in W 11 in D 1.5 in
Fantastic 19thc Minature Childs Gameboard/original Paint
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THIS FOLKY MINATURE ORIGINAL PAINTED 19THC GAMEBOARD WAS PROBABLY MADE FOR A CHILD.THIS IS A
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19thc Numeric Gameboard In Original Old Surface
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL OLD SURFACE NUMBERS REVERSABLE GAMEBOARD.THIS FANTASTIC WORN ,FADED NUMBERS
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC ORIGINAL BLACK AND RED PAINTED GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL BLACK AND RED PAINTED GAMEBOARD WITH GREAT OLD PATINA /WONDERFUL SURFACE AND WEAR
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

Double-Sided Gameboard with Parcheesi and Draughts
Located in Nantucket, MA
Double-sided gameboard with colorful parcheesi on one side and draughts on the other. Found in
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Game Boards

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Wood

Fantastic Nautical Early 20thc Chinese Checkers Gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
FOLKY ORIGINAL PAINTED NAUTICAL GAMEBOARD.THE WOOD BALLS ALL HAVE PEGS TO GO IN THE GAMEBOARD PEG
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19thc Original Painted Gameboard From New England
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EARLY ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD FROM NEW ENGLAND . THIS CHOCOLATE BROWN WITH BLACK CHECKER BOARD
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19TH C. ORIGINAL PAINTED REVERSIBLE PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
REVERSABLE ORIGINAL PAINTED REVERSIBLE PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD. REDISH BROWN, BLACK AND YELLOW W/ GREAT
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood, Paint

Masterpiece Quality Gameboard w/ Fancifully Painted Cherubs
Located in York County, PA
MASTERPIECE QUALITY AMERICAN GAMEBOARD WITH FANCIFULLY PAINTED CHERUBS, CA 1870: This is one of
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

“THE WORLD’S GLOBE CIRCLER” BOARD GAME GAMEBOARD
Located in York County, PA
“THE WORLD’S GLOBE CIRCLER” BOARD GAME GAMEBOARD, BASED ON JULES VERNE’S “AROUND THE WORLD IN 80
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

“THE WORLD’S GLOBE CIRCLER” BOARD GAME GAMEBOARD
Located in York County, PA
“THE WORLD’S GLOBE CIRCLER” BOARD GAME GAMEBOARD, BASED ON JULES VERNE’S “AROUND THE WORLD IN 80
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

Extremely Rare 19th c. Original Painted Gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
½ inches in width. There is no finer example of antiquated folk art than this.
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Antique 19th Century Canadian Game Boards

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Pine

Fantastic Early 20th C. Patriotic Tabletop Cribbage Gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.THE BOARD HAS ONE BREAD BOARD END.FANTASTIC FOLK ART BOARD AND A ONE OF A KIND.
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Early 20th Century American Game Boards

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Walnut

Rare 19thc New England Original Painted Parchesse/gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
PRIVATE COLLECTION OF FOLK ART AND QUITE RARE TO FIND PASTEL COLORS FOR A 19THC BOARD.COMMON WEAR TO THE
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19thc New England Original Painted Large Gameboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folky handmade and original painted 19thc bittersweet and black game board from New England.This folky board has picture frame molding also in bittersweet paint.The back is in worn b...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Game Boards

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Pine

19thc Original Painted & Signed Gameboard From Pennsylvania
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL NATURAL SURFACE & PAINTED GAME BOARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA.THE BOARD IS SIGNED " F.S. NEISON " AND IS CONSTRUCTED OF EARLY HANDMADE CUT SQUARE NAILS.THE BACK IS CARVED BUT...
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19thc Walnut Inlaid Early Gameboard From Pennsylvania
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Amazing & heavy walnut 19thc game board from Pennsylvania. This fun and folky game board has great weight and square nail construction. Looks great sitting on a shelf or hanging on ...
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Walnut

19thc Geometric Reversable Gameboard From New England
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THIS DOUBLE SIDED GAME BOARD HAS A COOL GEOMETRIC FACE AND THE REVERSE IS A CHECKER BOARD .THIS BOARD IS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND IS IN GREAT CONDITION.
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine, Walnut

19thc Original Painted Black & Cream Gameboard From Maine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THIS FOLKY LITTLE HANDMADE ORIGINAL PAINTED GAMEBOARD IS SIGNED D.M.W. ON THE BACK IN THE SAME
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

19THC ORIGINAL PAINTED FOLKY OVERSIZED GAMEBOARD FROM MAINE
Located in Los Angeles, CA
CONDITION.VERY FOLKY DETAILS TO THE FRONT SIDE CORNERS AND CENTER OF THE BOARD.THIS GAMEBOARD WAS FOUND IN MAINE
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

GRAPHIC VINTAGE BOARD GAME GAMEBOARD: “GOOSES WILD”, 1966:
Located in York County, PA
1966 Gooses Wild board game gameboard with striking Nautilus style track graphics on lithographed
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Vintage 1960s American Game Boards

Fantastic Late 19thc Original Painted Gameboard W/ Uncle Sam
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ART AND GAMEBOARDS.IT IS QUITE RARE TO SEE A GAMEBOARD WITH UNCLE SAM PAINTED ON.ORIGINALY PURCHASED
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Antique 19th Century American Game Boards

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Pine

Yellow and Blue "Snowflake" Parcheesi Gameboard, Circa 1875
Located in York County, PA
YELLOW AND BLUE "SNOWFLAKE" PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD, CA 1875: Parcheesi game board, painted on a
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Antique Late 19th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

EARLY 19THC HAND CARVED GAMEBOARD IN ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC. ORIGINAL GREEN PAINTED GAMEBOARD. GREAT SURFACE/WITH ORIGINAL PAINT
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20th Century American Game Boards

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Wood

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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 Folk Art Gameboard
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, mandala art is folk art. The definition of folk art is art that reflects the sociocultural characteristics and values of a particular group of people. Mandala art fits this definition due to its association with the Hindu and Buddhist faiths. On 1stDibs, explore a selection of folk art from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mexican folk art can be characterized by vibrant colored paintings and jewelry designed with floral motifs. Lush forests and animals, especially birds, are featured in Mexican folk art, which is a blend of Indigenous and European methods and skills. You’ll find a variety of Mexican folk art from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Among the materials used in folk art are cloth, wood, paper, clay and metal.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jamini Roy was an Indian artist whose paintings often reflected his Indian roots. Roy combined imagery from Indian folk art with Western motifs to create his unique modern works. Subjects ranged from paintings of legendary figures to everyday life in rural Bengal. His goal was to make art affordable to everyone. Browse a selection of Jamini Roy paintings on 1stDibs.