Sunday, June 24, 2012

Civil War Chess Board

Sold for $2,300.00 (w/o premium) at Cowan's.


Steven Lalioff said...

Are those CDV's cut and pasted to the board?

Joey said...

Here was the full auction description:
Civil War Chess Board and Accompanying Pieces

Rare Civil War-era, patriotic chess board bound in fine Moroccan leather with gilt edging and lettering, 14.75 x 15 in. Playing surface consists of a large albumen print featuring identified portraits of Civil War Generals and other military personalities, including a beardless Abraham Lincoln. Deeply imprinted in script at opposite ends: Hill's Nat'l Chess Board and Patented Sept. 23, 1862.

The chess board is accompanied by 32 chess men, with 16 white and 16 red, highly detailed pieces, hand crafted of bone, composed in screw-apart segments. Ranging in height from 1.25 to 3.5 in.