Gaming Table & Gaming Set by Unknown Artist

Table for chess and backgammon made of different woods and ivory, inlaid in parquetry with designs of the period thought to belong to Samuel Pepys or one of his contemporaries.

Details

Medium:
Wood & ivory
Art Fund grant:
£475 ( Total: £575)
Acquired in:
1931
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Sets of chessmen and draughtsmen and a box for dice, all in ivory, now thought to be Indian and date to the 19th century.

Provenance

Cockerell family; Sotheby's.

Venue details

Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Entry details

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