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Cribbage Board Collection part 2

Cribbage Board Collection - part 2

by Tony Hall

A few cribbage boards have special features of different design.

Above: cribbage box with a card drawer at each end. From the collection of Tony Hall.

Above: more modest box which looks inlaid but has patterns painted onto fairly flimsy wood, with a painted, sliding panel at each end. From the collection of Tony Hall.

Above: Edwardian “Camden Cribbage Box” by Chas. Goodall & Son with a sliding lid. From the collection of Tony Hall.

Above: this unusual example with sliding side panels. From the collection of Tony Hall.

My most exotic double board again comes from India and has some need of minor repair. It derives from Vizagapatam District and would have been made for export any time from the mid to late 19th Century.

Above: Indian-made cribbage board, second half 19th century. From the collection of Tony Hall.

Above: an even more impressive example, larger, with carved wooden panels on the top and sides and a lock and key. From the collection of Tony Hall.

Above: an engraving from an issue of The London Illustrated News 1883 titled “A Game of Cribbage”. Image courtesy Matt Probert.

Last Updated September 06, 2015 at 08:27pm

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