SOLD Hand-made Oversize Game Board c. 1880

Fresh from a private collection, this large, early painted game board has a checkerboard on one side and an unfinished Parcheesi board in graphite on the other. Made of two planks framed with painted molding that’s mitered at the corners, the game board is a large one: 30-1/2” t X 20” w X 1-1/4” d. I love the visual punch of the red and white paint, which appears to be original. I also love the combination of the square checkerboard and the bold triangles in the game piece holders at each end. As the photos show, there is an old break in the molding at one end of the board and modest paint loss from a century of playwear — but nothing that takes away from its decorative appeal. Collected in upstate New York.


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