Offered by: Yew Tree House Antiques
414 East 71st St. New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.249.6612


18th Century Italian Gaming Board

$ 5,900
  • Description
    Rare 18th century Italian gaming board "Nobilissimo Giuoco Della Mea" Or "The Nobel Game of Chance" in original paint and decoupage, (lacca povera) depicting a game which appears to be a board version of "Put and Take" with different characters representing either plus or minus points. Four corners with scalloped carved coin wells, the centre slightly dished for either a top or ball to roll within.

    Characters include:
    Scimmia/Monkey - put 6, Re/King - take 1, Vople/Wolf take 3 , Pascia/Lord - take two and so on. Other characters include, Cinese/Chinese, Colombo/Pidgeon, Crepascolo/Twilight, Armigero/Knight?, Gezelia/Gazelle, Adone/Adonis, Gonhiere/Gondolier, Araba Fenice/Arab Phoenix, Vecchio/Old Man, Leone/Lion.

    A very similar game board in in the collection of the Medici Villa outside, La Petriaia in the Sala da Gioco - The Game Room.
  • More Information
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Gesso, Poplar.
    Condition: Good. Repaired warp and some touch ups to paint. Overall in very good antique condition.
    Creation Date: 1720
    Styles / Movements: Baroque, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: aecxdhxqntss
    Incollect Reference #: 255585
  • Dimensions
    W. 21.5 in; H. 39.5 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 54.61 cm; H. 100.33 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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