Category: Other Travel Items
Subcategory: Games & Sports
A mahogany Boxed Travel Chess Set.
The board, which is made of rosewood and box wood veneers on mahogany, slides out of its box cover on a tongue and groove joint. The box cover can then be turned upside down and the board fitted back in to raise it. The small chess pieces are carved out of bone and have pins to hold them in place. The game can be stopped half through, with the piece held in place during travel and resumed at a later stage. The board also has a series of holes around the edge to hold taken players. Late 19th Century.