7 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 900
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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