Precious box in solid rosewood, boxwood, and tinted bone.
Model in solid wood with a very beautiful play of wood grain on the side faces.
It presents on the external face a checkerboard with sixty-four squares alternating light squares in boxwood and dark squares in rosewood; and a very nice game of Tric-Trac on the inside with natural and green-tinted bone delimitations.
Very good state of preservation.
With two leather cups, two ivory dice and thirty probably original tokens.
Parisian work from the Louis XV period around 1730-1740.
Width: 52.5cm; depth: 35.5 cm closed, 71 cm open, Height: 14 cm closed, 7 cm open.
Our opinion :
Totally banned during the reign of Louis XIV, the madness of gambling will experience an unprecedented boom with the arrival of the Regent Philippe D'Orleans.
After a rather sad last decade under the aegis of Madame de Maintenon, he will reconnect with the splendor of the big parties and organize banquet after banquet which will end in sleepless nights dedicated to gambling.
Some will stake their castle, others their business...
The game becomes the social bond of the great nobility who invite themselves in turn.
Carpenters and haberdashers will follow this fashion by offering furniture, game tables, chairs called ponteuses or voyeurs but also travel boxes like the one we are presenting.