Dating from the late1800s to early 1900s, this eye-catching oversized checkerboard comes from a Connecticut collector who purchased it some years ago in the New York area. As sturdy as they come, this early game board is handcrafted of pine, with ½” x 3-1/2” thick framing on all four sides. The rounded corners are miters and the surface is the original red and black paint. A paint-decorated tray for game pieces caps each end of the board. Measurements are 26-1/2” L x 16-3/4” W. All in all, a handsome piece in excellent condition, with strong graphic appeal, that can easily hold up to another century of games.