chess set

chess set

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Description (Brief)
Chess set used by Ray Charles. Stained wood game board with raised squares. Chess pieces are wood, one side is light-colored wood and the other is made from a brown-stained wood with metal brads on the tops of the game pieces. Game pieces vary in size from 1-1/2" to 3-1/4" high. Game pieces are stored in blue vinyl bag from United Airlines.
Currently not on view
Object Name
chess set
Charles, Ray
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 12 in x 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x.635 cm
bag: 1 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 22.225 cm x 16.51 cm
board: 1 1/8 in x 11 7/8 in x 11 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 30.1625 cm x 29.845 cm
chess piece (max): 3 5/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 9.2075 cm x 2.69875 cm
chess piece (min): 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Ray Charles Enterprises
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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