Chess and Backgammon Board by John Mechi

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A chess and backgammon folding board with the manufacturer's plate of John Mechi, 4 Leadenhall Street, London. Mechi made and sold a wide variety of goods, and he advertised regularly in the Illustrated London News, among other places.

The board is engraved with an owner's name, Hiram Taylor, and it comes with checkers (draughts) and an incomplete chess set. I will try to identify whether the chess set is also from the workshop of John Mechi.