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Patience board - Patience


  • Object:

    Patience board

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1910-1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Card covered in leatherette and baize, stamped and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Ida Carroll

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Folding board for use with cards in playing 'Patience'. The exterior of the board is covered with leatherette of a dull purple colour, with the central hinge covered in maroon leatherette; the exterior of one of the leaves is stamped and gilded with the word 'Patience' above a small scrolling motif. The interior of the board is covered with green baize, pasted over the tooled leatherette edging.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1910-1920 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Card covered in leatherette and baize, stamped and gilded


Length: 37.8 cm, Width: 45.4 cm open

Descriptive line

Patience board with baize playing surface; England, 1910-1920

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Card; Leatherette; Baize


Stamping; Gilding


Games (puzzles & board games)

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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