Stock Number: no.121

Interesting late 19th century north Indian printed coloured Cloth Chess Board.

The padded material square board printed in vivid colours with a Muslim chess set up on  the Chess Board and surrounded  by playing cards to each corner. On each side of the border the word “Chess” written in English Hindi,Urdu and Arabic.   Board Size :

26.75 x 26.75 inches ( 68 x 68 cm.).

Playing Square size 1.75x1.75 inches (4.4x4.5 cm.)


Price including delivery  £380


Interesting Continental 19th century “Roll Up”

Travelling Chess Board.

The sectioned playing squares of alternate satinwood and walnut backed on canvas thus

enabling the board to be rolled up.


Board 13.75 x 13 inches (35 x 33 cm.)

Playing square size 1.35 x 1.35 inches

                                            (3.5 x 3.5 cm.)


Price including delivery £185



Stock Number: no.671

Mid 20th century folding Chinese export Lacquer Games Board.

The black lacquer decorated with gilt. One side with a chessboard for the lead black and red Staunton pattern chess set. the inside with a backgammon board with wooden counters and dice.

Size open 12.6 x 12.6 x 1.58 inches                                                  (32 x 32 4 cm.)


Price including delivery £680


 

Stock Number: no. 528

Good mid 19th century Chinese gilt decorated  black Lacquer folding Games board. The shaped  outside with a chessboard surround by a border and edges of fine gilt Chinese decoration and scenes. The interior opening to reveal a fine backgammon board in gilt . Comes with black and red turned wood lacquered backgammon men, black lacquered shakers and dice.


Size open 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.97 inches ( 50 x 50 x 5 cm.)


Price including Delivery £1450

Stock Number: no. 973

18th century small Continental Games Board

The dark wood inlaid with ivory creating a chessboard and an interior backgammon

board.

Comes with later wood backgammon men,

leather shakers and dice.

Open 11.75 x 7.75 x 1.5 inches (30x25.5x4 cm.)


Price including delivery £750









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Attractive early 19th century Marble Chess Board

the coloured marble squares of a yellow sienna and a

black variegated marbles. with a border of pink and white

marble design.  Contained within a shaped mahogany frame

With an interesting green paper makers label to the back.

15. x 15. inches (38 x 38 cm)

Playing squares 1.18 inches (3 cm.).


Price £1050


 

Stock Number: no. 111

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Fine Continental 19th century “Roll Up”

Travelling Chess Board.

The sectioned playing squares of alternate satinwood

and rosewood surrounded by a shaped wavy frieze of

figured walnut backed on canvas thus enabling the board

to be rolled up. To the back of the board an interesting

original green paper inventory label.

The patina and colour of the wood on this board is

exceptional.

Board 16.5x16.5 inches (42x42 cm.)

Playing square size 1.57x1.57 inches (4x4 cm.)


Price including delivery £485

Stock Number: no. 861


Unusual English Arts and Crafts silver plated engraved

chessboard mounted on ebonised wood base.

The alternate playing squares with different designs.

Plate board 11.75 x 11.75 inches ( 30 x 30 cms.)

Overall size 16 x 16 inches. ( 41 x 41cms.). 

Square size 1.25 inches (3 cms.)


Price £880


 

Stock Number: no. 431

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Stock Number: no. 111

Unusual 19th century Indian Vizagapatam Octagonal

black wood ivory inlaid Chess Board

The board and decorative border inlaid with stained

attractive coloured ivory. the board standing on eight

small black bun feet.

Board 13 x 13 inches (33 x 33 cm.)

Playing square size 1.57x1.57 inches (4x4 cm.)


Price including delivery £680





Notes:

Vizagapatam on the northern Coromandel Indian coast

is a natural harbour midway between Calcutta and

Madras. The British East India Company had a trading

station there from 1668. From the late 17th century a

tradition grew in Vizagapatam for the manufacture of

objects and furniture of Western form, decorated in a

distinctive manner, all being inlaid or veneered with ivory

etched with black lacquer. The decoration was drawn from

Mogul culture, adapted to appeal to western taste.

 

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Stock Number: no.112

Stock Number: no.416

Fine early 19th century Regency Pen Work decorated folding Games Board.

The outside with alternate decorated black and off white playing squares. The border and edges smothered in fine decorated pen work foliate, designs in an attractive mellow yellow on a black background. The inside revealing a fine tooled leather backgammon board. Comes with turned boxwood and ebony backgammon men contained in a slide lid wood storage box complete with ivory dice.


Board open 18.5 x 18 x 2 inches ( 46 x 46 x 5 cm.)

Playing squares 1.5 x 1.5  inches (4 x 4 cm.)


Price including delivery £1650


 

Stock Number: no.224

19th Indian folding Games Board.

On the outside an inlaid Chessboard

and inside opening to reveal an inlaid Backgammon board.

The Sandalwood inlaid with ivory and smothered in

fine “ Sedeli “ work from Bombay.

“Sedeli“ work is a very fine mosaic type inlay made up

of various coloured exotic woods, ivory and pewter.

Board open 17.6x 17.6 x 1.75 inches ( 45 x 45 x 4.5 cm.)

Bombay circa 1845


Price including delivery £1450

 

Stock Number: no. 226

Good mid 19th century Irish Arbutus Wood inlaid Killarney folding chess and backgammon games board.The Killarney work Arbutus folding games board with a chess side  having an attractive serpentine inlaid shamrock border and the inside revealing a Backgammon Board.

Comes complete with Arbutus wood counters in a slide wood storage box and dice.

Killarney Ware was produced in Ireland from around the 1830"s. Arbutus wood was the main wood used as well as yew and holly. James Egan was one of the main manufacturers and this board can be attributed to him.

Board open 21 x 20 x 1.75 inches

(53 x 50 x 4.5 cm.)


Price including delivery  £1850


 

  A good selection of reasonably priced old fixed inlaid wood chessboards always in stock

                           Only sold with the purchase of one of our chess sets


Stock Number: no. 198

Very Fine early 19th century hand turned Indian export ivory

Backgammon men

The natural and red stained counters (30) with fine concentric

designs to one side and the backs with unusual concave bases.

Comes in a later green baize lined wood storage box.

Diameter 1.5 inches (3.8 cm.)

.25 inches (.6 cm. )  Deep


Price including delivery £1250

 

A good quality large size inlaid mid 20th century inlaid wood

large Chessboard

Inlaid with rosewood and birds eye maple with a raised border of rosewood

The large size would be suitable for a tournament size chess set.

Overall  22.5 x 22.5 inches (57 x 57cm.)

Playing square 2.15 inches ( 5.5 cm.) square


£580

Only sold with one of our sets

Stock Number: no. 688

Fine early 19th century Chinese export folding decorated

lacquer Games Box

The outside with a gilt and black Chessboard. the inside opening

to reveal a Backgammon board with attractive decorative designs.

the edges decorated  with fine gilt Chinese scenes.

Comes complete with fine turned ivory

Backgammon counters (30), mahogany slide lid storage container,

dice and leather shaker.

Board open  19.7 x 19.7 x 1.77  inches ( 50 x 50 x 4.5 cm.)

Chess playing square 1.4 x 1.4 inches  (3.5 x 3.5 cm.)  


Price including delivery  £1750

Stock Number: no. 265

Stock Number: no. 873

Fine early 19th century Indian “Vizagapatam”  ivory inlaid folding

Games Board.  The Chessboard with a natural and stained black

ivory with a  narrow border and the edges with fine pen work

designs. All laid onto unusually ebony. This fine board is ideally

suited for one of our fine Indian chess sets see under "Chess Sets "

section stock nos. 624, 299,433 and 671.

Board open 18 x 18 x .5 inches (46 x 46 x 1.27 cm.) 

Playing Square 2 x 2 inches (5.08 x .5.08 cm.)


Price £2450






 

Notes:

Vizagapatam on the northern Coromandel coast is a natural

harbour midway between Calcutta and Madras.

The British East India Company had a trading station there in1668

From the late 17th century a tradition grew in Vizagapatam

for the manufacture of objects and furniture of Western form,

decorated in a distinctive manner, all being inlaid or veneered

with ivory etched with black lacquer. The decoration was drawn

from Mogul culture, adapted to appeal to western taste.

Stock Number: no.476

Good early 20th century inlaid large Chessboard

The inlaid rosewood and satinwood playing squares

framed by an inlaid mahogany border and stringing

and with a beveled edge.

Overall Size 21.5 x 21.5 inches (55 x 55 cm.)      

Playing square  2 x 2 inches ( 5 x 5 cm.)


Only sold with one of our Chess Sets


£680

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An important and rare large late 17th century German folding

Games Board veneered in field maple, one side with an inlaid

Chessboard in contrasting timbers and a Merrill's game, the reverse

with a Backgammon board, the place tips inlaid with ebony and

ivory points.Complete with a set of fine and large double sided

engine turned counters in rosewood and boxwood (30). Circa !660


This games board has had a recent stand made for it so as to enable

the board to be used with a clear plate glass top as a stunning and

original low coffee table.


Overall Size on stand 49.5 x 25.5 x 23.5 inches

( 125 .75 x 64.77 x 59.69 cm. )

Counters 2.85 to 2.95 inches (7.2 5 to 7.5 cm.)  diameter


Price on Application

Stock Number: no. 756

Good late English19th inlaid Chess Board

The rosewood and dark satinwood playing squares

surround by a narrow mahogany shaped raised border.

The base with green baize.

Overall size 17.75 x 17.5 inches (45 x 45 cm.)

Playing squares 2 x 2 inches ( 5 x 5 cm.)


Price £380


Only sold with one of our Chess Sets

Stock Number: no.331