Group of four painted wooden gameboards
19th/20th century

The first, double-sided and of square form, with applied saw-tooth molding, one side painted with green and cream playing surface edged in red all against a cream ground, the other side painted dark green with incised Mill Game, holed; the second, double-sided and of square form, one side with green playing squares painted on a metallic surface, retaining remants of black geometric designs, the verso painted with a large yellow circle on a dark green ground, all enclosed in a mitered, painted and decorated frame; the third, of rectangular form with applied molding, painted with a green and cream playing surface flanked by game-piece compartments painted with green stars and triangles against a cream ground; and the fourth, of rectangular form with applied molding painted with a light and dark green playing surface.

29 in. x 16 3/4 in. (largest)

Provenance: From an Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania Estate.

Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500


 

The first, double-sided and of square form, with applied saw-tooth molding, one side painted with green and cream playing surface edged in red all against a cream ground, the other side painted dark green with incised Mill Game, holed; the second, double-sided and of square form, one side with green playing squares painted on a metallic surface, retaining remants of black geometric designs, the verso painted with a large yellow circle on a dark green ground, all enclosed in a mitered, painted and decorated frame; the third, of rectangular form with applied molding, painted with a green and cream playing surface flanked by game-piece compartments painted with green stars and triangles against a cream ground; and the fourth, of rectangular form with applied molding painted with a light and dark green playing surface.

29 in. x 16 3/4 in. (largest)

Provenance: From an Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania Estate.

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