Boxed Chess Set

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1800-1899

GUSN

GUSN-3167

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

Descriptive Terms

chess sets
carving (processes)
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
pine (wood)
Pine
Dovetail
Painted
Turned
Carved
SET, GAME

Inscription

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.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.1353

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8.25 x 4.75 x 3.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1353AB