London, South Kensington
2 May 2007
A NORTH ITALIAN EBONISED AND EBONY VENEERED INLAID IVORY GAMES BOARD
MID 17TH CENTURY
The ebony veneered interior inlaid with stained ivory and possibly mahogany for backgammon and central geometric motifs, later hinges and engraved brass lock plate
20½in. (52cm.) wide
Christie's, South Kensington, 9 April 2003, lot 475.
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For a comparative North Italian games board see Spielwelten der Kunst Kunstkammerspiele, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Exhibition Catalogue, 21 May - 2 August 1998, fig. 25.
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