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Combination checker and backgammon

Object Number: 
1958.10a-kk
Date: 
ca.1792
Medium: 
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
open: 1 1/2 x 16 x 13 in. ( 3.8 x 40.6 x 33 cm )
Marks: 
carved: on outside of box: "John Haven/1792"
Description: 
Combination checker and backgammon set in the form of a hinged wooden box with checkerboard on exterior and backgammon board on interior; patterns on boards composed of different colored inlaid wood, and two inlaid stars on backgammon board; set included fifteen red and fifteen plain ivory pieces, four ivory dice, and two ivory dice rolling cups; box is carved with an inscription on outside.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, John Haven was the great-grandfather of the donor. Note found inside box reads "TO: N.Y. HISTORICAL MUSEUM/BACKGAMMON & CHECKERS/BOARD MADE/IN 1792; for/JOHN HAVEN, GREAT GRANDFATHER/of/MARIAN HAVEN WICKES".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marian Haven Wickes (Mrs. Forsyth Wickes)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group