Exceptional Antique Gameboard.
Probably New England, ca. 1840.
I love this piece!
Original paint with remarkable surface on hand-planed pine. Warm, mellow, almost glowing squares of mustard and red, wrapped within a deep dark border. Initialed M. A. L. Picture frame molding held with cut (square) nails. Original hanging ring. Tight, crisp, clean. The best gameboard I have handled in some time. Feels good in hand. Sweet and unusually small size of just about 12 ¼ inches square x 1 1/8 thick.