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3080B Boston
March 3, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Red- and Black-painted Double-sided Baseball Game Board

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 03, 2018 10:00AM


Red- and Black-painted Double-sided Baseball Game Board, America, late 19th century, one side representing a minimalist baseball diamond with black bases and pitcher's mound and incised lines on an orange/red ground, the other side with a checkerboard, 14 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.

Provenance: Tim and Charline Chambers, Sikeston, Missouri, to a private Massachusetts collection.

Literature: Baseball for Everyone: 150 Years of America's Game, by Janet Wyman Coleman, illustrated.

Exhibitions: The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball, American Folk Art Museum, 2003-04, and referenced in the exhibition catalog, p. 119.

Note: This board dates to the late 19th century, and as such is an early representation of the game of baseball.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Janet Wyman Coleman, Tim Chambers, Charline Chambers, Sikeston