This chess board and drawers are made by Burn Bell from Postman’s Track at Samsonvale.
Burn is a descendant of Mr Alexander Bell, the founder of Bell Bros Furniture in Fortitude Valley. Alexander Bell started the business on the corner of Brunswick and Water Streets, 70 years ago.
His son Burn Snr., now 90 years old and living at Samsonvale joined the business and was involved for 45 years, Burn Bell snr’ son, Burn Jnr. Also joined the business and worked for 27 years until the business closed its doors.
The storage drawers have been finely detailed to hold all the chess pieces – they are made from a combination of timbers with the top being made from Queensland Walnut.
The board is made from Ash and Walnut with Red Cedar as a surround.