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Amazing antique faux English Games book with hidden leather bound backgammon and chess board

Amazing antique faux English Games book with hidden leather bound backgammon and chess board

Regular price £95.00 GBP
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Amazing antique faux English Games book with hidden leather bound backgammon and chess board.

This set harks back to a time when the game of Backgammon was frowned upon and considered to be a form of gambling. In order to disguise the game boards these leather bound faux books were created, containing the taboo that was backgammon. 

They were given different titles so as not to be recognised and versions of English History, American History etc were created. 

This set has a full set of lovely hand carved wooden chess pieces all well played with. The book itself has some water damage but it is only visible on the marbled book pages. Please take a careful look at the photos.

The hinges are in good sound condition and the book displays beautifully.

L37cm W36cm  H3.5cm when open. L37cm W18cm H6cm when closed.

This is a rare and wonderful find. Definitely one for the collectors, interior designers etc. 

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