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Mah-jongg game set

Mah-jongg game set. Rectangular chest of dark red wood, with metal fittings on corners and two metal handles on top. Removavle sliding front panel provides access to interior. Panel has two Chinese characters in green paint. Interior has 5 slots for drawers, and 4 wooden drawers. Drawers have metal tab pulls (one is missing a tab, another drawer is missing the front side). Drawers hold the tiles, scoring pieces and instruction book. The tiles are made of ivory with bamboo backs. Scoring sticks are of ivory Instruction book: Red book with green, white, red and yellow label detailing book as "Babcock's Rules for Mah-Jongg, The Fascinating Chinese Game." Attached label in front of book states: "Mrs. Donald McFadon/609 North D Street/Tacoma, Wash. 98403." Instruction book measures: 6" long, 4.5" wide and 0.5" thick. Drawers are: 8.75" wide, 5.5" long and 3/4", 13/16", 7/8" and 1 7/16" deep.


Creation Date: ca.1920

Catalog ID: 1993.26.40

Object Types: mah-jongg

Dimensions: Length 9.5 in . Width 6.5 in . Height 6.313 in

Related Subjects: game Chinese Chinese in Washington