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Antique English Library Chess Board, circa 1900

  • Antique English Library Chess Board, circa 1900
  • Antique English Library Chess Board, circa 1900
  • Antique English Library Chess Board, circa 1900

An Antique English "Library" Leather Chess Board, circa 1900

hinged, the alternate squares in red and cream with gilt tooling, with a blind-stamped Greek Key pattern and further gilt foliate tooling around the borders, the reverse side with an attractive 'scumbled' finish

Size: 45.6 cm x 45.6cm (when open flat)

Chess squares: 5.1cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1959

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Good. A few marks and scuffs to the leather surface. Hinges intact and sound. A little bit of wear to the edges and further scuffs to the reverse.

A Note From Luke

Nice quality bookbinder's tooled leather chess board. Hinged. These were popular in the late Victorian and Edwardian period.

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