English Lacquer Game Box Set with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay C. 1900
A nice set of four English lacquer boxes with mother-of-pearl inlay on the lid. Each box shows one of the four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades) used on playing cards, Spades, Clubs, Hearts, Diamonds. Each box holds a variety of camel bone chips. The long chips are 2 1/4 inches long and average 3/4 inches wide. In total there are forty-three long rectangle chips and nine and one half of the smaller chips. The small chips measure 3/4 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches long.
Two of the papier-mâché boxes are in good order counting the lid and bottom. The other two lacquer boxes have the tops in good order, while the other two have chips on the inside only which are covered when the fitted sides are covered with the lid.
This set was bought in England and displays beautifully of the wonderful craftsmanship in the Victorian Era.
English Antiques & American Primitives