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|American, circa 2nd half of the 19th century.|
Having square nailed picture-frame molding enclosing a Mill Game on one side, and American checkers (8 x 8) on the reverse. The mill side of wonderful color contrast having a bright red outer band with inner green, all around a central mustard square with free-hand black painted game lining. The checkers side having alternating black and gold squares with red lining, enclosed in outer layers of dark green, yellow, black, dark green, and olive.
Appealing period surface with just the right amount of craquelure and patina. Period smoothed losses to edge molding, fitting the character of the piece.
Period and probably original brass ring for hanging (not shown). About 14 3/8 inches x 14 inches (the difference being shrinkage across the grain).
|Provenance: Ex-collection Selby Shaver (The Art of the Game).|
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121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
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