FREE UK DELIVERY on 25,000+ products - shop now
FREE UK DELIVERY on 25,000+ products - shop now

SOLD This item is already gone but we have similar ones available. See similar items

his is a rare example of an circa 1880 Victorian Games Compendium which is nicely presented in an oak box and is near complete. The compendium consists of various games and also has the original instructions. The box has been made with great attention to detail with handmade brass screws to the outside of the box. The box was sent to our French Polishers to strip clean and wax the box, a tray has also been made for the underneath of the box where the circular counters are kept.Chess / Draughts board / Backgammon board and steeple chase horse racing game which are all on two folding boards, the boards are usable and intact but do show signs of age and slight damage.
A "Guide to the Compendium of Games" instruction set, produced by F. H Ayres , poor condition but still usable and readable.
2nd booklet called "Bridge" by professor Louis Hoffman, 15th edition , dated 1907 - this is not original to the box and has been added at a later date.
2 x cards with markers and rules for scoring on reverse, 1 brass dial at fault with half missing.
Within Bottom Tray:
6 x painted lead horses (some minor paint loss)
1 x lead water jump (crack to mirror)
2 x other painted lead fences
1 x gavel (for the game Bell and Hammer)
1 x boxwood dice shaker
various circular counters of different sizes and colours
various counters in the form of a female head
8 x small dice (1,2,3,4,5,6 and one with hammer and one with bell)
6 x normal dice
2 x red markers
3 x white markers (one has a split)
1 x cribbage board (not original to the set)
Middle tray contents:
8 x Black Chinese cards:
2 x 6 of spades , 2 x 6 of diamonds, 2 x 6 clubs, 2 x 6 of hearts
5 x Blue Floral Cards: (used for the game "Bell and Hammer" and also uses the gavel and six small numbered dice which are all included.)
Bell , white horse, bell in building, bell on heath and gavel
Floral Cards, blue/red: (cards used for Besique and Ecarte)
7 x Ace of clubs (x2)
7 x Ace of hearts (x2)
7 x Ace of diamonds (x2)
7 x Ace of spades (x2)
Grape Cards - normal pack of cards
Missing: 3 of hearts, 8 of hearts, 3 of spades, Ace of clubs, 5 of diamonds and Ace of diamonds. Top Tray: 1x Full set of dominoes
1 x full set of draughts
Opening section: 1 x full set of Staunton style chess set (slight damage to the black castle but still usable)

Additional dimensions information:

Dimensions TBC

Wear condition Wear condition

  • Revive
  • Wear & Tear
  • Average
  • Good
  • Excellent

Date of manufacture

1950s

Period

Mid 20th Century

Condition

Refurbished

Item location

Congleton, United Kingdom

SKU

76763514

Seller

James_f3af

Seller VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered

Wear conditions

Excellent

Shows little to no signs of wear and tear.

Good

May show slight traces of use in keeping with age. Most vintage and antique items fit into this condition.

Average

Likely to show signs of some light scratching and ageing but still remains in a fair condition.

Apparent Wear and Tear

Visible signs of previous use including scratches, chips or stains.

Needs Restoration

Structurally sound but recommended for upcycling, re-upholstering or restoration before use.

Please refer to condition report, images or make a seller enquiry for additional information.

Cancellations

We offer free cancellations and full refund for orders cancelled before dispatching. View full policy.

Returns

We have a 14 days returns guarantee for orders within the European Union. View full policy.

Cancellations and Returns

Unless otherwise specified in the listing description, please use the 'Ask a Question' button below to request an accurate delivery quote.

This item will be delivered within 14 days of purchase date – please note there must be someone present at the property to help unload the item as the courier is a one-man delivery service.

Estimated delivery time

One to two weeks

Free collection available

Yes

Need more details? Ask the seller

More from this seller

More Boxes

Choose a Wish List

You can add this item to an existing wish list or create a new wish list

Create Wish List

Give your wish list a memorable name such as "remarkable sideboards"

Seller Rating and Reviews

Timeline Vintage
(189 sales on Vinterior)
5.0 / 5
4 reviews

Successfully added to cart

0 items

Total

£0.00


Log in or register to continue


Validate your offer

In order for your offer to be valid, you need to create an account to track the responses

Make an offer

Current price: £795

£

Sellers are likely to accept offers of around 5-10% off

Shopping at Vinterior

Trusted dealers

Choose from over 1,700 Vinterior trusted dealers.

Secure payments

100% secure payment with credit or debit card.

Support

Direct communication with dealers & customer service.

Returns guarantee

14 day return guarantee & free cancellations*.