Jan & John Maggs

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Antique mahogany cribbage board

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We came across this bit of serendipity in a shop in the Cotswolds.

Cribbage is said to have been the invention of Sir John Suckling, the English poet, in the early 17th century. The game still finds favor in England and America. I have pleasant memories of playing cribbage in the 1950’s with an uncle, who proved invincible at the game.

The game board is simple and appealing in design with pleasing hand-formed details and a rich, dark, well-worn finish.

A perfect gift for a cribbage player or a handsome incentive to begin learning this complex and challenging game, as I learned while trying to defeat Uncle Burt.

English, ca. 1850

Dimensions: 12” X 3 ¼”

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Inventory #26441

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