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Double Sided 19th Century American Backgammon/Checkers Board

Highly Decoratively Painted in Original Surface

Circa 1880s: Measuring 15 3/4" x 15 1/4", this outstanding hand painted double sided four color backgammon and checkers board features square nail construction and mitred frame. Both sides of this whimsical folk art gameboard boast an untouched, original surface with high quality craftsmanship. This board shows expected and age appropriate shrinkage to the wood and has the desirable crackled surface appropriate for its age. The backgammon board features hand painted lanes in an alternating color scheme with exhuberant flourishes and the dark lanes having hand painted decoration that mimics graining. The checkerboard sports a triple border, the outside one painted with a leaf and vine design that approximates the cobalt decoration often seen on Southwestern Pennsylvania stoneware, and we would not be surprised if this board has a Pennsylvania origin. Note, too, the dark grain painted squares. It is obvious that the maker took great care in creating this one of a kind piece of American country primitive folk art.

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Hand Painted Folk Art Gameboard in Original Surface For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Double Sided Antique Gameboard Painted Backgammon & Checkers
For Sale: $1250


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