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Napoleonic Prisoner of War Games Box, circa 1800


A rare and unusual antique hand-carved bone Napoleonic prisoner of war games box complete with domed and cut-out hinged cover revealing a sliding compartment cover painted with two people under a parasol. The cover reveals a compartment containing dominoes and dice with hand-painted detail. The games box stands on four carved column legs the flat edge pierced with a cribbage board. The games box is not marked. Provenance: from the private collection of a gentleman.


  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Distressed. Some warping and wear to the painted cover, loss to a couple of corners and general wear with age.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 2.37 in. x W 3.15 in. x D 9.45 in.

    H 6 cm x W 8 cm x D 24 cm

  • Seller location
    Bishop's Stortford, GB
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