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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chess set
user
Charles, Ray
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
2005.0215.07
accession number
2005.0215
catalog number
2005.0215.07
Credit Line
Ray Charles Enterprises
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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