Merrick Chess Set

Set, Chess

Accession Number: 2002.20a-b

Description: 2002.20a - Wooden chessboard with alternating natural wood and raised stained-wood spaces, each 1 1/2 in. square with a hole for inserting game pieces; captured pieces are kept in two holding areas with 15 holes each located on either side of the board. Chessboard is stored in original cardboard box measuring 1 1/4 x 16 x 13 1/4 in. 2002.20b - 15 natural-wood game pieces with pointed tops and 15 black-stained pieces with rounded tops are the same height and have pegs for insertion into board; pieces are stored in a wooden box of tongue-and-groove construction with a sliding, removable lid; box measures 2 x 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. "The Royal National Institute for the Blind, Chessboard Large, Catalogue No. 9278, Made in England." --box label.

Date Made: ca. 1933

Place of Origin: London, England

Subjects: Board games. Recreation.

Dimension Notes: 1 x 15 5/8 x 13 in. board ; 1 3/8 in. height of one game piece

Made: Royal National Institute for the Blind

Material: Wood

Updated: 06/15/2012