A wonderful colorful 19th century French gaming box, chest, 13" x 10.5" - large and still in very nice condition with all the fitted lift-out trays, compartment covers, a box for playing cards, all in lithography image printed paper covered card. The outer chest is wood, of course, but interior has the feel of a c.1870 Christmas morning, doesn't it. Four removable gamer's cups and a center ante box, and in the lower compartments, hundreds of colorful bone gambling chips (see the long striations?). The lid is a lift-off, was never hinged. Full measurements on photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Rare to find this type of gaming set (more for family or children, not quite as fancy as the ones we more often bring to you). I have not counted the gambling chips. There are lots of them. All you'll need to add would be a deck of cards and some dice. Shows age but not deterioration and no fading to the brilliant colored prints, or red interior. Papered bottom shows age and deterioration. I've noted the maker names on the photos (printed on the box's playing card print bottoms of the lift-out trays).
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