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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 168

    A SCOTTISH GEORGE III PATENT MUSICAL GAMES BOX

    ANN YOUNG, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SCOTTISH GEORGE III PATENT MUSICAL GAMES BOX
    ANN YOUNG, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1800
    The mahogany box with ebony and satinwood chequer crossbanding, with ivory handles and an ivory lock, the drawers extensively fitted with ivory and turned hardwood counters and dice
    4¼ in. (11 cm.) high; 17¼ in. (43 cm.) wide; 10½ in. (27 cm.) deep


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    The first British patent describing an educational game designed for musical amusement and instruction was granted in 1801 to Ann Young of Edinburgh.

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