• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 129

    A PAINT-DECORATED CHECKERBOARD

    PROBABLY NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAINT-DECORATED CHECKERBOARD
    PROBABLY NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1830
    incised D. Clark on the reverse
    14¾ x 14½ in.


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    As noted in the publication about Shelby Shaver's vintage gameboard collection, the present lot may have been the earliest gameboard in the group.

    Provenance

    Roger Bacon, Brentwood, New Hampshire
    Selby Shaver Collection


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    Tim Chambers and Selby Shaver, The Art of The Game, A Collection of Vintage Gameboards from the Collection of Shelby Shaver, (St. Louis, MO, 2001), plate 130.