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Antique Jaques B.C.D. Chess Board, 19th Century

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  • Antique Jaques B.C.D. Chess Board, 19th Century
  • Antique Jaques B.C.D. Chess Board, 19th Century

A Scarce 'Portable B. C. D. Chess Board', by Jaques, Mid- Late 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

Width: 20.6cm

Diameter: 4.1cm

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. B. C. D. stands for 'Backgammon- Chess- Draughts', and the three games are ingeniously incorporated into the red leather tube. The B. C. D. set was first patented by Jaques in 1859.

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