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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

an-indian-ivory-chess-set-delhi-circa-1840

July 10, 2014

A 19th century antique ivory chess set from Delhi, India. These sets would have been made for export to Great Britain. One side is stained in a delicate pink (using cochineal dye), and the other side has ivory in a bleached white. The set comes in an immaculate presentation case which has been made especially for the chess set.