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William Lund Chess Set, Mid 19th Century

  • William Lund Chess Set, Mid 19th Century
  • William Lund Chess Set, Mid 19th Century

An English Ivory Chess Set by William Lund, Mid 19th Century

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings surmounted with Maltese crosses, queens with feather finials, bishops with open mitres, knights as horses' heads, rooks as reeded turrets, pawns with reeded ball finials, white king signed (but rubbed) to the base: WILLIAM LUND...MAKER...FLEET STREET in a mahogany box with a sliding lid

King: 10.2cm high

Pawn: 3.8cm high

Box: 16.5cm long, 12cm wide, 7.5cm high

Provenance: Private British Chess Collection

Stock Reference: HR 1804


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