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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