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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

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April 22, 2013

A handsome- if slightly knocked about- antique ivory chess set and board. Slightly shabby, definitely chic. Both the white and red kings have some age cracks to the top. A white knight, white rook and white pawn have small chips to the base. One white bishop is missing its bobble to the top. The red bishops are missing their "bobble" finials. The red rook has a crack to the top. Further minor hairline age cracks. Otherwise, good. 

The board has the usual age scuff marks and minor scratches to the leather. There is some wear to the edges and to the bordering areas of the central hinge.