Folding games board

Title

Folding games board

Subject

Chessboards

Description

Wood chessboard veneered with ivory, engraved and highlighted with lac and partly veneereed with tortoiseshell. The edges of the hinged lid and box are faced with buffalo horn and a silvered brass lock and the interior lined with sandalwood.

Creator

Unknown

Source

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O71256/folding-games-board/

Publisher

Victoria & Albert Museum
http://www.vam.ac.uk/

Rights

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Type

Physical Item

Identifier

Museum number VA: 02288(IS)
AOB 23: 4-28-2012

Description Source

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O71256/folding-games-board/

Creation date(s)

ca. 1855

Measurements

10 cm x 46.5 cm x 27 cm

Extent

1 chessboard (10 cm x 46.5 cm x 27 cm); multiple chess pieces

Current Location

Storage
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Materials and Techniques

wood and wood products;
ivory (tooth component);
brass (alloy);
ebony (wood);
Brosimum guianense (species);
sandalwood (wood);
lac (resin);
engraving (action);
mosaic (process)

Creation Location

Vishakhapatnam, India
Date Added
April 28, 2012
Collection
Book Objects
Item Type
Artifact
Tags
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Citation
Unknown, “Folding games board,” An Open Book, accessed December 4, 2020, https://anopenbook.omeka.net/items/show/70.