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Paint Decorated Gameboard; Mid 19th C

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 389684

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Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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An exceptional American gameboard with a red wash and black painted decoration; compartments at each end for the game pieces; construction is pine with breadboarded ends and wrought nails; condition is excellent with all original surface; one small portion of a breadboarded end has been replaced at some point long ago; 30" by 17 3/4"

Boards of this type (non 8 x 8 squares) are often commonly and mistakenly called checkerboards. In reality, they are boards for the game of "draughts", which evolved into the modern American checkers