Spanish Ivory and Wood Chess Board-Box, early 17th Century

 
     
     
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One of the oldest and rarest chess items in my collection. This board-box, with chess on the outside and backgammon on the inside, clearly shows Muslim influence, and is dated to the early 1600's. Size when opened is 52 cm x 52 cm.

I will take close-up photos when the board arrives.

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