Illegal Roulette Game
This item was recently uncovered from a private collector family in Cornwall, the collector informed us that this belonged to her grandfather who used to take it with him to the pubs and working men’s clubs.
We are proud to offer a unique and highly collectable example of an early 20th Century English portable, folk art, illegal gambling wheel. Built from scratch using found objects this one-off example of gaming history has a nostalgic and decorative quality to it. Displayed in a hand-crafted purpose-built pine case with open flaps and brass handle/hook. The case once opened reveals the most delightful decorative wheel. A delightful hand painted surface shows a lovey natural patina and cracked aged effect due to its use. Brass pointers on the wheel and small brass click which stops the wheel from spinning, it is naïve but in line with this items character and folk-art look.
Dimensions in inches: H 13” x W 13.5” x D 4”
Period: 1920 – 1940
Aged through wear and tear is present across this item as you see in the photos provided. fading of colour and a wonderful patination across the wood, splits in sections of the wood due to age and use, Scuffs across the box and age patina across the metal sections of this item also. Its strongly suggested to view all the photos provided as part of this advert before a purchase is made.
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