French Walnut and Pear Wood Marquetry Backgammon & Checkers Game Box, circa 1900 For Sale
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French Walnut and Pear Wood Marquetry Backgammon & Checkers Game Box, circa 1900


This French walnut marquetry folding game box from the turn of the twentieth century is for both checkers and backgammon. It is finely constructed with dovetailed corners, inset hinges, and a locking brass hook on each side. The checker board side of the box displays individual squares of pear wood with each alternating square ebonized to form the Classic playing surface. Each end of the board is inlaid with fine lines of pear wood and ebonized pear wood to form a rectangle where captured pieces are placed. The opposite side of the box when open is a backgammon board lined with felt. The box measures 17.5 inches long, 22 inches wide, and 2.25 inches high when opened. Included are 30 wooden playing pieces, two leather shakers, a pair of dice, and a pamphlet in French for the game Tric-Trac (backgammon), circa 1900.


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  • Condition Details
    Finish of the wood surface was professionally restored due to former water spots. Slight discoloration is visible. Felt interior shows wear in the corners
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 4.5 in. x W 17.5 in. x D 11 in.H 11.43 cm x W 44.45 cm x D 27.94 cm
  • Seller Location
    Fayetteville, AR
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