Vintage to Antique Large Hand Carved Wood Chess Board Checkers Board. This piece measures 40 3/4" Wide with a Height of 33 1/2" and 2 1/2 Thick. The back story I got on this piece is that it was hand made and hand carved by a Seminole Indian on a Reservation in Florida. The Eagle appears to be holding an American Flag and a Pineapple. After doing some research Pineapples were grown on many plantations in Florida and at one time Florida was the largest exporter of Pineapples.
For example Jensen Beach was named the Pineapple Capital of the World and still holds an annual Pineapple Festival. Due to freezes and competition by Cuba crop production greatly decreased sometime around the 1930's. I believe this gives some idea of age.
The outer edge appears to have a pig, a donkey, a palm tree, a thatch roof hut that is very similar in design to a Seminole Indian hut, what looks like sugar cane, and a woman carrying something over her head. The other side that features the board features pineapples and 2 bird species. When laid down with board up the board is elevated and there is room for chess or checkers pieces on the sides. The eagle side has holes around the edges that may have been used to secure to legs or a table.
This piece shows signs of age and use but still looks great. I don't believe the pictures do it justice.
There is wear to the corners and edges from storage and use. Please review all photos to determine condition and identification. I believe this is a one of a kind piece and would look great hanging on the wall or if used for the board game.
The item "Vintage to Antique Large Hand Carved Wood Chess Board Checkers Board" is in sale since Monday, September 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess". The seller is "chrysms96" and is located in Gainesville, Florida.This item can be shipped to United States.