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English Games Compendium, circa 1870

  • English Games Compendium, circa 1870

An Antique English Games Compendium, circa 1870

the hinged mahogany board/box for chess and backgammon, the exterior with alternate chess squares in rosewood and sycamore, the interior for backgammon with inlaid points in ebony and boxwood, the lift-out fitted wooden tray including:

- A good English ivory chess set, circa 1870, stained red and left natural

- 2 turned boxwood shakers

- 2 Bezique Scorers

- A pack of 'Congress 606' Playing Cards, by the US Playing Card Co. of Cincinnati

- 6 19th century ivory die

- 4 ivory Whist counter sets, (two monogrammed), circa 1870

- 30 19th century turned ivory backgammon counters, (15 stained red, 15 left natural)


King: 6.9cm high

Pawn: 3.4cm high

Backgammon Counters: 2.5cm diameter

Board/Box: 38 x 33 x 4cm (when open flat)

Stock Reference: VS 1855

Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory, Antique Rosewood & Antique Mahogany (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory, antique rosewood and antique mahogany, it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation on the import of elephant ivory, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.


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