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Not currently on display at the V&A

Games Board

1600-1700 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Gaming board with marquetry of coloured woods in scrolls and flowers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Games Board
  • Key
Materials and Techniques
wood marquetry
Brief Description
Backgammon or chess board, marquetry, Germany, 17th century
Physical Description
Gaming board with marquetry of coloured woods in scrolls and flowers.
Dimensions
  • Length: 71.1cm
  • Width: 53.3cm
  • Height: 90mm
  • Width: 535mm
  • Depth: 360mm
Marks and Inscriptions
'T.A.R'
Historical context
Besides backgammon and chess, a board such as this could also be used for games of Nine Men's Morris and Fox and Geese.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
7832:1, 2-1862

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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