18th-Century Kashmir or Northern Indian Chessboard

 
     
     
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A painted wooden games board for Nard and Chess, Northern India, probably Kashmir, 18th century, one side for chess, the other side for Nard, in two section, decorated with extensive polychrome floral motifs within cartouches and a painted blue border, 58cm long, 39cm wide.

Provenance: The Martine Jeannin Gallery, 13, rue Jacob, Paris.

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