A Truly Fabulous Shove Ha'penny Board


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A Truly Fabulous Shove Ha'penny Board

A truly fabulous shove ha'penny board dating from the end of the 19th century.
Shove ha'penny, known before some inflation as shoffe-grote, slype groat and slide-thrift, is a pub game in the shuffleboard family, played mostly in Britain. Two players or teams compete against one another using coins or discs on a tabletop board such as this.
In an exceedingly rare book "The Shove Ha'penny Board Displayed" published in 1934, author Trelawney Dayrell-Reed asserts that the best boards are made of unvarnished walnut or mahogany. In parts of Southern England, primarily Dorset and Hampshire, the board is made of slate and lubricated with arrowroot powder or French chalk, which makes the polished ha'pennies glide with a very light touch.
This board is inlaid with a makeshift brass trade label for a J. Stone, No 37 Picton Street, Camberwell. (London). Constructed of un-polished mahogany over a sheet of slate all laid onto pine and with a brass edge, top guard and lift up deciders. English circa 1880. w:15.5 in x h:25 in (The board 2.25 inches thick.)


  • H: 64cm (25in)
  • W: 39cm (15.5in)


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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