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Petite Fox and Hens Gameboard

Circa Late 19th Century: Measuring only 9.5" square, this delightful Fox and Hens (sometimes called Foxes and Geese) gameboard features a finely crazed original three-color paint decorated surface in maroon, mustard, and black and a beautiful chamfered edge that, amplified by its yelllow pinstriping and central star medallion, transforms the simple poplar board into a three dimensional sculpture. This color scheme was frequently used on traditional 19th century Mennonite and Amish furniture from Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana that had roots in Somerset County, Pensylvania's Soap Hollow region. Whatever the gameboard's place of origin happens to be, however, the major strengths of this incredible board are its small size, powerful decoration, and raised surface.

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9.5" Square Fox and Hens Gameboard

For Sale: $1,450

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