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Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Parcheesi / Checkers Board in Original Paint »

Circa 1870s: Both sides of this striking 15 3/4" square nine-color antique game board are incredibly graphic with super visual pop, high contrast, and the best original painted surface. The wonderful star corner blocks on the Parcheesi board attract the eye, point the viewer to the game's central home square, and symbolize America's centennial anniversary and the coming together of a healing nation in the decade after the Civil War. The reverse is equally pleasing with its checkerboard and its spectacular dry and undisturbed first surface.

For Sale: $4250

Red white and blue Patriotic American Antique Parcheesi Folk Art Gameboard For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Red, White, and Blue Centennial Parcheesi Board in Original Paint »

Circa 1876: 19th century patriotic American antiques are difficult to find because of their popularity amongst collectors, and this red, white, and blue original paint decorated Parcheesi board with a labeled home square will not disappoint. The surface is untouched with wonderful use history.

For Sale: $2,450

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Gamboard in Salmon, Apple Green, and Black Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: Both sides of this striking 16 1/4" x 16" handmade antique gameboard are pleasingly graphic. The Old Mill Game, also known as Cowboy Checkers, Nine Men's Morris, Marelles, and a host of other monikers, is an ancient board game that can be traced back at least as far as the Roman Empire. This handsome board consists black lines on an unusual salmon ground, with the checkerboard in apple green with inpainting similiar to grain painting.

For Sale: $1250

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board »

Circa 1900: Both sides of this striking and large handmade antique gameboard are incredibly graphic with super visual pop, high contrast, and the best original painted surface. The unusual corner blocks on the Parcheesi board attract the eye and point the viewer to the game's central home square. The reverse is equally pleasing with its over-sized Nova Scotian checkerboard and its wide expanse of dark Indian red paint. This handsome example of turn of the century utilitarian folk art is sure to please even the most advanced collector.

For Sale: $2250

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique Five Color Painted Gameboard »

Circa 1900: Wonderful use history and surface on this well crafted five color antique American checkerboard. This game boasts two wonderful reds, one vibrant, one like red velvet cake, seperated with well executed black lines even more superbly outlined in gold. Two windsor green lines keep opponents at bay, finishing out this wonderfully utilized piece of American folk art. Measures 18" x 13"

For Sale: $950

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Signed F. E. Wentworth Antique Parcheesi Game Board »

Circa 1880s: F.E. Wentworth was a prominent business man in Whitman, Massachusetts. He owned the F.E. Wentworth Carriage Painting store (shown below). Measures 24 " x 20". Signed gameboards are rare, especially when they are done by professional painters. In the late 19th century, it was not uncommon for carriage painters to create elaborate gameboards because they were used to doing complex pinstriping on carriages. This wonderful six color Parcheesi board has two rows of pinstriping around the outside of the board and fabulous pinstriped cartouches in the center home square. The surface of this board is absolutely original and untouched and shows great use wear as if the same two players squared off against each other time after time after time.

For Sale: $2,600

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique 3 Color Pennsylvania Parcheesi Board »

Circa 1880s: The excellent compass decoration on this 19th century folk art gameboard is a sure sign that it has a Pennsylvania origin as this type of design can be traced back to 18th century Pennsylvania German immigrants. Fine detailed lines in bright mustard yellow and vibrant bittersweet on an oxidized red ground with original molding with great hand forged square nails make this a perfectly original game board. Great crackling in the paint and excellent condition on the original paint decoration. Measures 23" square.

For Sale: $2,350

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique Country Primitive Checkerboard with Mustard and Black Borders »

Circa 1910-1940: This antique American checkerboard has an unusual seven board construction and great black and mustard borders with black squares over a brown ground. The round nails are oxidized and point to an early 20th century construction. This great gameboard is in its untouched original conditon and is priced to sell. Measures 24 1/2" x 20 1/2".

For Sale: $450

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Red and Green Antique American Checkers Board »

Circa 1900-1925: We have yet to see another antique gameboard with a rabbeted frame holding a painted composition board. It is obvious the maker was a skillful craftsman because the board's construction method is one no beginner could tackle. The constrion of the board is very similar to that of arts and crafts furniture of the early 20th century, and the board's simple design would have fit perfectly into a mission decor. This wonderful three color board has red and green squares and a maroon frame and is very heavy for its compact 13" square size.

For Sale: $495

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Black, White, and Gold Antique Gameoard in Original Paint »

Circa 1920-1940: This snazzy 14 1/4" square checkerboard in classic original black and white painted squares with original gold radiator paint borders reminds one of the classic black and white tiled dance floors of the 1920s and 30s art deco jazz age. This is a very affordable antique American gameboard for the folk art and country primitives collector on a budget, the collector who prefers untouched original surface and simplicity of form.

For Sale: $295

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Early American Red, Brown, and Mustard Checkerboard »

Circa 1840-1860: This 12" square poplar checkerboard in orignal three color paint decoration is the earliest gameboard we have owned. This delightful board has great use wear and dates from before the Civil War when most homemade folksy boards were small, light, and completely utilitarian in function, and it will be completely at home in a collection of early American country antiques and primitives.

For Sale: $350

Previously Sold Pieces:
Antique American Game Board in Original Red and White Paint

Antique Double Sided Gameboard in Original Red & White Paint »

Great Original Surface: Fresh from a local Vermont estate is this wonderful antique American gameboard in original red and white paint. Nice primitive parcheesi on the other side.

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Antique Game Board  American Conneticut Checker Board in Original Paint

Antique American 4 Color Paint Decorated Game Board »

Circa 1880: Here is a wonderful four-color checkerboard in an unusual and pleasing color scheme: brown, hunter green, mustard, and black. This Connecticut gameboard was obviously made by a professional, perhaps a carriage painter as evidenced by the thin green border and well-painted squares, and is in untouched original condition with the good, honest wear advanced collectors like to see. This lovely antique checkerboard is an excellent example of 19th century American folk art and will compliment any collection of early game boards, antique country primitves, or high quality americana.

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Antique Gameboard Double Sided Paint Decorated Patriotic American Flags 19th Century

Antique Original Paint Decorated Gameboard Native American »

Circa 1920s-1930s: Small traveling gameboards in original paint are rare and desirable, and this five-color Native American made 9 1/4" square gameboard with Indian Friendship signs (also called Rolling Logs) with patriotic red, white, and blue paint is rare indeed.

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Antique Gameboard Double Sided Paint Decorated Patriotic American Flags 19th Century

Antique American Double Sided Gameboard with Hand Painted
Scenes and Patriotic Shields »

Last Quarter 19th Century: Double sided gameboard with checkers on one side, embellished with four different hand painted scenes and patriotic flag and stars shields with excessive flourishes. The reverse is equally stunning with graphic and bold backgammon in orange, green, yellow and black with exhuberant and highly skilled flourishes. This gameboard is a delight, and of a rare, high calibar that doesn't surface frequently. Just acquired. Measures roughly 17" square

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Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

9 Color Double SIded Antique Game Board »

Circa 1890: This stunning antique American gameboard recently found in Lancaster County Pennsylvania has both bold and muted colors in its nine color scheme. Charming, handpainted "Home" adorns the middle of the parcheesi board, while superbly unusual colors mark the home paths, nests, safe spaces, and blockades. Flip side is a wonderful checkerboard painted on faux grain and finely trimmed in mustard. Measures 22 1/2" square

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Antique American Game Board in Original Mustard and Black Paint

Antique American Gameboard in Original Yellow and Black Paint »

Great Original Surface: Fresh from a local Vermont estate is this wonderful antique American gameboard in original yellow and black paint.

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Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Antique Game Board | Double Sided Parcheesi & Checkers »

Circa 1910-1930: Measuring 20" square, this visually stunning double sided Parcheesi and Checkers game board is painted on a single piece of early 20th century plywood. The checkerboard has an unusual tiger maple grain painted ground that, in conjunction with the red border and black squares, make it extremely vibrant and eye catching.The Parcheesi side is overly stunning with a rich windsor green ground, deep indian red, bright red dots, an apple green and trimmed in black outlines. Both sides exhibit fabulous patina and aged surface.

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Antique American Game Board in Original Green and White Paint

Antique Double Sided Gameboard in Original Paint »

This beautiful 19th century American double sided checkers and backgammon paint decorated game board was obviously made by a trained carriage painter because of its excellently done pin striping and superbly done flourishes on each of the checkerboard's corners. The original square nail construction evident on the piece's frame plants this antique game board's date of creation solidly into the 1880s. The surface of this handsome folk art game board has excellent patina, and the paint decoration has perfect crazing consistent with a board of 19th century vintage. Both sides of this fine piece of antique Americana are equally graphic, and the condition of this early checkers and backgammon board is off the chart.

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Antique american parcheesi game board in original paint, blue, red, yellow, green and black, 19th century antique folk art gameboard for sale

Superb Five Color 19th Century Parcheesi Board »

Great Original Surface: Wonderful large sized board in original paint— red, black, yellow, green, on

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Double Sided Antique Folk Art Game Board in Black and Mustard Original Paint, New England 19th Century

New England Mustard and Black Double Sided
Antique Folk Art Gameboard for Sale »

Circa 1900: This large 27" x 19" New England gambler's game board features a checkerboard with hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades on one side and a Parcheesi board with unusual mustard and black hourglass squares and a single club at either end of the board. Both sides are equaling pleasing, making this board a fabulous example of early American painted folk art that is certain to make a bold statement in any advanced collection of antique Americana. Provenance: Ex. Tim Chambers.

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Antique Game Board  American New England Folk Art  Checker Board Parcheesi Game Original Paint For Sale

Antique American Folk Art Double-Sided Game Board »

Circa 1880s, New England Origin: Measuring a little under 19 inches square, his handsome double-sided New England game board has all the bells and whistles that collectors desire: untouched original surface, superb graphic appeal, multiple borders, and good old honest wear in all the right places.

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