Games compendium by F.H Ayres, Manufacturer.
Veneered in Thuya with brass escutcheon and hinges.
This games box contains the rare guide book and pieces for several games including Bone Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, Dominoes, Table Croquet, Whist, Cribbage, Besique and a game we have not seen before called Halma and more.
The front opens up to reveal storage for the chess pieces, while inside there is two lift out trays containing the pieces for the other games. The chess/backgammon board folds in half and is located on the underside of the lid and is held in place by two pivoting brass clips.
This games compendium comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
- Wood, Brass, Bone, Paper