Chastleton Patience Board. Jacques. Mary Whitmore Jones Card Game c1890.

Stock Number: CPB1777


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This rare and interesting The Chastleton Patience Board was designed by Mary Whitmore Jones who popularised the game of patience in the late 19th century and the game was manufactured by Jaques and Son Ltd of London who were Britain's premier games maker.

This game has a wooden board which bears the designer's original signature to the outside. She had an exclusive agreement with the maker to individually sign each copy of the board game.

The outer catches and carrying handle are made of brass.

The wooden case opens up so you can play your game of patience using miniature playing card which stay in place by inserting them into the material inserts.

Mary Whitmore Jones was a passionate patience enthusiast who also wrote many books on the subject in the late 19th century. She designed this so that it could be used when travelling (The board is designed to balance on the arms of a railway seat) or when recovering from illness. She lived at Chastleton Country House which is now managed by the National Trust and they have her original The Chastleton Patience Board game on display.

A rare item that would make a wonderful gift for a card enthusiast.

Material: Wood. Brass. Material.

Designer: Mary Whitmore Jones.

Maker: Jaques and Son Ltd of London.

Date: c1890.

Dimensions: 61 cm (24") Wide. 14 cm (5 1/2") Depth. 6 cm (2 1/2") High.

Total weight: 1312 grams.

Condition: Excellent used original antique condition with light signs of use in keeping with age and a wonderful patina. Some light surface scratches and small areas of wear to the outer case. Interior is excellent. Cards are later replacements. Please see pictures.

Please note that only the patience board and cards are included and any other items in the pictures are for scale only.

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