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English Gilt-Leather Chess Board, circa 1900

  • English Gilt-Leather Chess Board, circa 1900
  • English Gilt-Leather Chess Board, circa 1900
  • English Gilt-Leather Chess Board, circa 1900

An English Leather & Gilt Folding Chess Board, circa 1900

with raised chess squares in Red Morocco, remaining squares in tan, with blind-stamped foliate decoration around the edges, the reverse with a scumbled finish

Width: 40.5cm (when open flat)

Width: 20cm (when closed)

Chess Squares: 4.5cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1874



Some minor restoration to gilt band, especially around corners. Hinge very slightly loose, some scuffing and dents to reverse.

Some ingrained dirt and minor staining to chess squares, six chess squares with wear and rubbing to the surface.

A Note From Luke

These boards were made in England at the turn of the 19th century. The red and tan squares go incredibly well with Jaques Staunton and Old English Pattern chess sets.

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