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Boxed Chess Set

1991.1353AB (RS25752)

Description

Boxed chess set, complete with red and yellow carved and painted chessmen (the horse with animated faces), all within red-painted pine box with sliding cover, of dovetail construction; some pieces with green-felt bottoms.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1899
Inscriptions
Written on a NFL jelly label on the bottom of the box: ""Box for/taller set/of painted/wood/chessmen.""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Game
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
chess sets
Dovetail
dovetail joints
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
SET, GAME
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
8.25 x 4.75 x 3.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1353AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3167

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