Lardy box from the 1930s. Excellently made Lardy slide top box from the 1930s. Finely joined wall, red varnish. Contains a well-made, weighted Lardy chess set.
Standard slidetop box, end 19th C - but with a difference - the slide cover moves sideways, no longitudinal! Swallowtail jointures, which is why the box is still around.
These neatly designed boxes were often accompanied to Staunton sets in the 19th century. Made from paper mâché, a - fragile - material that was in vogue during the Victorian era. Source: Keats 'Chessmen'.
Tiny box, measuring 65 x 47 x 33 mm! One single swallowtail joint - still around from the 19th century. Contains a Chinese pocket set, so probably made in China.
19th century British box, aptly named sarcophagus - probably because it ressembles stone sarcophaguses in churches.
Contains a St. George set, a light former tobacco box.