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Napoleonic p-o-w games box

£825.00 includes UK shipping

Code: POW 3

Dimensions:

W: 8cm (3.1")H: 6cm (2.4")L: 22.5cm (8.9")



A super games box made around 1800 by French prisoners of war housed on hulk boats on the Thames. This box has a cribbage marker board on the top; a domed lid which is hinged; an inner protective sliding cover - and a set of dominoes. Everything was made from pork bones  from the kitchens on the boats and made for sale to passing people on the dockside - this was a way of occupying the prisoners - many of whome were skilled French joiners and cabinet makers who had been conscripted in to French navy.

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