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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

Edwardian Leather “English Games” Board

  • Edwardian Leather “English Games” Board

An Edwardian Leather & Gilt Tooled Games Board for Chess & Backgammon by F. H. Ayres, Early 20th century

the exterior for chess, the interior for backgammon, when closed resembling an antiquarian leather book spine (“English Games”), the ‘ends’ in marbled paper, stamped in gilt: F. H. AYRES Ltd...1914

Size: 43cm (when open flat)

Chess Squares: 3.5cm wide

Stock Reference: LH 1246

Condition

Some scuffs and minor nicks to the surface. Some wear to surface and edges. Small loss to one corner. Hairline crack along one edge. Stylish antique board, but would suit those who like their antiques to be slightly distressed.

A Note From Luke

Stylish shabby chic Edwardian games board. Chess outside, backgammon inside. It folds up to store away on the bookshelf- the spine looks like an antiquarian book. F. H. Ayres were well known manufacturers of toys and games (their factory was situated at 111 Aldgate, just to the East of the City of London) and were especially famous for their rocking horses.

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