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Checkerboard

Description

A rectangular piece of wooden plank with a grid for checkers drawn in pencil and incised into the wood. It is painted red in alternating squares- 8 up and 8 across. A depression was carved on the edge of the board for checkers [now missing or elsewhere]. The incised grids, perhaps for other games, are carved on either side of the checkers grid (see folder for drawings). On the back are further designs: on one half, one design recurs five times in a cross shape. Above and to the right, incisions of a heart and a circle/flower design occur, as well as a heraldic shield shape below them.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1870
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
pine (wood)
Object type
Game
Descriptive terms
CHECKERBOARD
checkerboards
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Pencil
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
Pine
Possibly pine (wood)
Dimensions
9.75 x 22 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1162
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3378

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