antique Checker Board Designs

There  is something to be said about a single checker board.  It often evokes our childhood memories; combining a graphic design of the past and pulling it into our present.  Checker boards are a nice piece that can quiet a grouping of game boards.  They give the eye a rest when mixed with other designs.  This is often why a grouping of game boards combine the use of a checker board.  They also stand nicely on their own, leaning against furniture, walls or placed on a table. 

 

 

Circus Tent Checker Board

CIRCUS TENT checker board

This piece….was my favorite challenge of this season. The original piece was dated to the late 1800’s. But that is all of the information that was available to me. It was very difficult to photograph the true colors of this piece - where the red is bright, it’s actually a bit softer. By my eye, since I mixed this shade, it takes on a deep rich and yummy red/deep pink. I’m happy to send you more pictures if you are interested in ordering this piece but are feeling unsure. It was just an impossible color to capture by the camera. But I always say….never give up!

19” x 19”

Limited Edition of 10

$285.00

Colors: burnt sienna, two blues, oyster white, a toned down bright red

The Circus Tent came to mind while painting this piece. The billowiness of the wind pushing movement into the tent. It is my new favorite piece.

 

Perception German Checker Board

perception german checker board

Over-sized Checker Board - Original piece was actual inlaid wood on the ends. I would think the original piece was dated close to 1930’s or the turn of the century. It is a warm and cozy piece that stands well alone or with other pieces.

19” x 28”

Limited Edition of 10

$285.00

Colors: golden brown, latte, burnt sienna and a spice tan

 

Bountiful Large Checker Board

Bountiful checker board

 

sunrise and sunsets = bountiful

This design is based on a piece from the late 1880's from Canada.  I loved the colors on this piece.  It reminded me of sunsets growing up on the Gulf.  The colors are shades of blue, terracotta, sienna, yellow and gold.  Many of the colors are layered so you will see other shades when sanded.  The piece is toned down with waxes so it really is a warm piece.

19" x  28"

Limited Edition of 10

2 available at this time

$275.00

 

Circus Checker Board

Circus checker board

 

19 x 19" 

c. 1880's reproduction

warm colors of red, yellow, brown and golden brown

$235.00

(Currently on film set with Warner Brothers)

 

Boys Will Be Boy Checker Board

Boys Will Be Boys checker board

The name comes from being a mother of boys.... and the constant rolling of my eyes and acceptance that boys will be boys....

19 x 19"

black, white, barn red and gold

$225.00

 

Once Upon A Time Checker Board

Once Upon A Time checker board

I loved this piece, very folky....I saw a picture of an old game board and used it as my inspiration for my own design...the name seemed 'fitting' to me, the beginning of a story....

It is a smaller piece so it mixes in well with other pieces or your other collections...

limited edition of 10

13" x 22"

$245.00

(3 are available at this time)

 

Morning Glory

Morning Glory checker board

This was inspired by the coming of spring in my mind, in the midst of winter...

the colors are wonderful, and it's one of those pieces where pictures cannot do it justice...

black, white, eggplant, light green, gold and tan

19 x 19" c. 1880

$235.00

 

Forget Me Not Checker Board

forget me not checker board

I love hearts.....I honestly wear heart earrings nearly everyday that my friends have made for me....the sentiment of a heart is so sweet to me...and I think they are so timeless to have around us throughout our homes....warm memories... A brighter red was used with a bit of blue and off white.

Limited Edition of 10

19" x 19"
$235.00

3 available at this time

 

House of Cards Checker Board

House Of Cards checker board

Reproduction piece from the 1800's

limited edition piece of 10

1 available at this time 

19"x 19"

$245.00

so many pretty colors; barn red, antique white, yellow, rose, teal, dark chocolate and black

 

School Daze Checker Board

School Daze checker board

folk art

19" x 19"

limited edition of 10 pieces

$255.00

reproduction game board based on design from the mid-1800's 

black, white and charcoal with hand painted lines around each square in straw

 

Diane's Dice Checker Board

Diane's Dice checker board

This was created for a client, Diane, - 'ala' the name Diane... she wanted a piece that combined the "fall" checker board and the "dice" checker board... the colors are terracotta, gold, black & white.  oh so warm and yummy...

black, white, terracotta and gold

 19" x 19"

$235.00

 

Dice Checker Board

Dice checker board

A fun and "hip" piece... I never tire of circles....

19 x 19" original design

golden brown and off white

$235.00

 

Spring Checker Board

Spring checker board

Thinking spring in the middle of a long winter is why this piece was created...

19 x 19"  original design

$225.00

 

Fall Checker Board

 

Fall checker board

Love these warm colors... a simple piece with a lot of color...

19 x 19"  original design

$225.00

 

Linda's Quilt Checker Board

Linda's Quilt checker board

My design is based on a piece from 1934.  The original was signed 'happy birthday 1934' on the back and painted on laminated board.  Selling price was $2,100.  

19" x 19"

$245.00 

red, soft yellow, black and forest green

limited edition of 10 - 2 available

 

 

Jenni's Checker Board

 

Jenni checker board

Created by error... and turned out wonderfully....

19 x 19"  original design by dear Jenni

$220.00

 

Oldtimer Checker Board

Oldtimer checker board

The original game board classic....

19 x 19"

$220.00

barn red and black

 

Dorothy Checker Board

Dorothy checker board

A client in Texas wanted a checker board for her home...the colors of the circus checker board with the added stars for Texas...i loved the way it turned out..., and named after Dorothy herself...

13" x 22"

$225.00

 

Grace Checker Board

Grace checker board

19" x 19"

$235.00

Titled 'grace' for I feel His Grace touches us all.

Dedicted to my friend Rene...

barn red, gold, soft wedgwood green and tan

 

Custom Large Checker Board

Custom Large Checker Board

over-sized checker board...crafted especially for you

19" x 28"

2-3 initials + year (letter style and letter placement, your choice)

2 or 3 colors of your choice

$295.00

perfect for all heartfelt occasions; holiday giving, anniversaries, graduation, birthdays...

 

German Checker Board

 

German Checker Board

I just love this piece and I believe i've had it in every room in my home...

Great to mix in or can stand alone, black hold a room down, so to speak.

also can be customized - 2 or 3 colors of your choice

$19" x 28"

$245.00

 

German Checker Board with Red Ends

German Checker Board With Triangle Bottoms

Great to mix in or can stand alone, black holds a room down, so to speak.

also can be customized - 2 or 3 colors of your choice

$19" x 28"

$265.00

 

 

Large Red German Checker Board With Triangle Bottoms

Great to mix in or can stand alone, black hold a room down, so to speak.

also can be customized - 2 or 3 colors of your choice

$19" x 28"

$265.00

 

small red Checker Board

Small Checker Board with Triangles

13 x 22"

with small wooden slats

Painted in any two colors of your choosing.

$210.00

 

The Joker Checker Board

 

 

The Joker checker board

One of my favorites, it's just fun

13 x 22"  c. 1880

$220.00

 

 

Emma's Dance Checker Board

 

 Emma's Dance checker board

13" x 22"

A twist on the joker checker - for all of you 'blue' lovers.  Dedicated to my grand Niece, Emma, the dancer.

$220.00

(limited edition of 35)  12 available

 

Small Checker Board

small checker board

13 x 22"

with small wooden slats

Painted in any two colors of your choosing.

$210.00

 

Rebecca Checker Board

Rebecca checker board

named for my Texan friend who helped me learn to quilt

her favorite color..... yellow

19" x 19"

$220.00

 

 

Wise Checker Board

Wise checker board

This checker board was based on a piece from Pennsylvania dated 1850-1880.  It was signed 'wise', so therefore the name that I chose for this piece.  On the reverse side of the original is a painted backgammon design with the Star of David and a wagon wheel...this piece was auctioned for $10,500.

19" x 19"
a blue/green with black
hand drawing in corners
limited edition of 15 pieces
$235.00

 

Eli Checker Board

Eli checker board

I named this after my youngest, when he was watching me paint one day as a toddler and realized the concept of game boards...

dedicated to my youngest son

19 x 19"

$235.00

 

Yellow Checker with Fans

Yellow checker board With Fans

light and simple.... perfect for a little girls room too...and works well with the new brighter colors that are popular right now.

19" x 19"

$220.00

 

Under The Snow Checker Board

Under The Snow checker board

Large game board based on a design from the late 1800's

19"x 28"

limited edition of 10

$265.00

hand drawn lines of red, blue and yellowish brown
colors of a spring green with cream - stands well on it's own or with others....

(7 available at this time)