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Games Board

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T4390
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1750 - 1875


19th century Russian games board, made from pine veneered with burr maple with a mahogany chequer board top. It is shown here with a rare set of pear wood chessmen in the shape of bears, carved by Polish monks around 1800 -1850.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century or 19th century
Medium:Joined, inlayed, veneered.
Material(s):Pine wood
Place of Origin:Russia - possibly


Height:23.8 cm
Width:23.8 cm
Depth: 5.8 cm