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Object Name Box, Wood
Subject Domestic Life
Furnishings and Accessories
Category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Sub-category Need to Classify
Accession Number 1973.035.036
Donor Anthony Taulbut
Description Wooden hinged box - 6" X 3" - opens to a checker board - "made by Forbes - given to Mrs. Jennings who gave it to me 1934."

Provenance This unassuming wooden box is actually a checker set in disguise! The handmade box has hinges and opens up to reveal an easily transportable checker board. The board has holes drilled in it to accommodate pegs for a more secure checkers experience when on the go.
This box was given to one of the founders of the museum's collection, Anthony Talbut, in 1934 by a lady named Mrs. Jennings. The box was initially given to Mrs. Jennings by the boxes creator, whose name was Forbes.