This games box was developed by Frederick Henry Ayres, a notable maker of indoor games, sports equipment and rocking horses. He had a shop on Aldersgate Street in London from 1864 - 1940 and was later acquired in 1943 by Slazenger for his designs.
Opening the games box, you will notice an original wooden tray filled with all the different game pieces and below the pull out tray are seven unique boards for the following games. Some well-known and others that haven't stood the test of time:
- Chess & Draughts
- Cat & Mice
- The Leader
- Horse Race / Steeple Chase
Here at Greene & Greene Antiques, we are avid collectors of all chess and board game sets and pieces. Please view our Chess & Board Games section under our shop banner to see a range of items we have in stock, or other wise give us a call as we always carry a selection of interesting objects for the mad collector.