Rare English silver-gilt book-form chess and backgammon game board, circa 1976.
This exceptional and rare solid silver chess board converts into a backgammon board and can also be placed in a bookshelf to add more opulence. (3 in 1).
This was most definitely a private commissioned piece by the House of Garrard or Asprey London.
The exterior with chess board, the interior with backgammon board, lined with red velvet, hallmarked on both sides, import marks for International Bullion & Metal Brokers
When closed lying flat:
3" high x 18" wide x 10" deep
When opened as chess or backgammon board:
18" length x 19.5" wide
Weighs: 280 ounces
Excellent condition, ready to use. Light scratches, gilting rubbed in some areas.
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