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Carter No.: 345

Handlist description: Games-box (ebony and ivory)

Card/Transcription No.: 345-01

345. A GAME-BOX (EBONY and IVORY) (See Nos. 393 and 593) 
(See Nos. 383 and 580) 1

POSITION: The various parts of this game-box were found scattered about the chamber; viz: - (345) the game-box just below the left-hand door-jamb of the doorway of the chamber - (see photo 1135); (383) the drawer for the playing-pieces below the game-box (345) - (see photo 1136); (580) the stand for the game-box towards the west-wall S. end of chamber - (see photos 1149 and 1150).

DIMENSIONS: 345, the game-box: L. 44.4; W. 14.3; H. 8.1, cents. 383, the drawer: L. 22.2; W. 9.5; H. 4.0, cents. (outside measurements). 580, the stool-shaped support: Max. L. (sledge) 55.0; Max. W. (sledge) 17.5; Max. H. of stool (including sledge) 20.2, cents.

DESCRIPTION: (345) An oblong game-box of ebony and ivory, with game-board on the top and bottom surfaces and at one end a long drawer (No. 383) for the various playing-pieces. The basic-wood of poor quality; the two sides, end and front framing of the drawer, overlaid with (mitred) ebony dowelled to the basic-wood. The top and bottom surfaces (i.e. the game-boards) overlaid with broad strips

Card no. 345-01 relating to Carter no. 345
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