Chess and Backgammon Games Box with Barleycorn Chess set. Yew, George III c. 1760–1780


Rare early Games box in yew with inlaid barber pole stringing.

Circa 1760 – 1780
40 x 40 x 3.5 cm

Chess pieces, bone, natural and dyed red.

Interior laid out as Backgammon board
Later rosewood box containing the Chess pieces c.1890
13.5 x 22.5 x 8 cm