Checkerboard

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1800-1870

GUSN

GUSN-3378

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

Descriptive Terms

checkerboards
oil paint (paint)
pine (wood)
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
pine (wood)
Pine
Oil
Pencil
CHECKERBOARD

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9.75 x 22 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1162