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Napoleonic Prisoner of War inlaid book domino box. c. 1810.
This incredibly rare box was made by a Napoleonic Prisoner of War at the start of the nineteenth century. Prisoners were allowed to construct a variety of goods from readily available materials, scraps of wood and bone, which they would then offer in trade for better food, clothing and so on. This superb domino set is contained in a book shaped box constructed from and inlaid in wood and bone. It contains a full set of hand carved bone “Sevens” dominoes. It has a sliding lid. The box has superb colour and patination.
This fine example of Napoleonic Prisoner of war work is 9.5cm long, 6.5cm wide and 2.8cm deep. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, bearing wear appropriate to its age. It has no damage and no restoration.