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good-barleycorn-chess-set-circa-1850

May 10, 2024

A classic Victorian chess set. The 'Barleycorn' Pattern was one of the most popular English patterns during the 19th century. The name derives from the typical carved rustic patterns found on these sets, often depicting a sheaf of wheat, corn or barley.