Rare Jaques B.C.D. Chess Board, 19th Century
A Scarce 'Portable B. C. D. Chess Board', by Jaques, 19th Century
the red leather tube with two cloth ties at either end, stamped: 'PORTABLE B. C. D. Board...JAQUES PATENTEES LONDON' in gilt, with a pull-out rolled up cloth and leather board (chess one side, backgammon the other) and a folding red leather and gilt-tooled casket including: sixteen boxwood counters (chess motifs in relief to one side) and sixteen ebony counters (chess motifs in relief to one side, two red leather pull-out red leather shakers, and bone die
Counters: 2.6cm (diameter)
Stock Reference: MJ 1873
Generally 'Very Good'. Some marking to the front of the red leather, and a few minor dents, both cloth pulls intact, a few dents and marks to the leather shakers, and some creases to the rolled-up cloth board, counters intact and in good condition. Two dice.
A complete set in good period condition.
A Note From Luke
Interesting Victorian Jaques travelling chess set. The attractive wooden counters are for backgammon and chess, and fit snugly inside a rolled up leather board. Two leather shakers fit on either end and act, at the same time, as 'end stops'.
Lovely design, and now quite scarce.
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