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17C amber games board thought to have been owned by King Charles 1, up for sale on 5 Dec in #London #holidayshopping:

17C amber games board thought to have been owned by King Charles 1, up for sale on 5 Dec in #London #holidayshopping:

80 PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SECOND BARON HESKETH'S WILL TRUST Attributed to Georg Schreiber (active first half 17th century) German, Königsberg, 1607 GAMES BOARD WITH TWENTY-EIGHT CONTEMPORARY DRAUGHTSMEN Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 GBP dated: ANNO 1607 DEN 5. APRILIS the board cream and translucent orange amber with white amber reliefs laid on painted metal foil (probably gold or silver), mounted on a wood core, with an ebony carcass, and with pierced silver mounts and an engraved silver lockplate; with fourteen cream and translucent orange amber draughtsmen centred by white amber profile reliefs on metal foil (probably gold or silver) and overlaid with translucent amber, and fourteen translucent orange amber draughtsmen exterior: a Nine Men's Morris board and a Chess board the Nine Men’s Morris board inscribed to the centre: MVCIVS ET SCHEVELA (Mucius Scaevola) an...

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