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S/2696 Antique Treen Early Nineteenth Century Sissinghurst Castle Oak Dominoe Games Box

A fine Sissinghurst Castle oak dominoe games box in the form of a shoe, having a sliding bone lid with coloured carved leaves and flowerheads, and the toe having an inlaid bone diamond with intricate carving. The interior contains a full set of 55 dominoes going right up to a double nine. Sissinhurst Castle in Kent housed a large number of Napoleonic prisoners of war, and is well known for producing fine examples of bone work. The whole has a good rich colour and patination.

Reference: The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoner of War (1756-1816) by Clive Lloyd, where similar ones are illustrated on page 209.

Sold 7 in. (18.5 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4 cm.) Deep
1 in. (3 cm.) High
English Circa 1815