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Antique Nuremberg Chess Compendium, 1889

  • nuremberg antique toy chess set
  • nuremberg antique toy chess set
  • nuremberg antique toy chess set
  • nuremberg antique toy chess set

An Interesting Wooden Chess and Games Compendium, dated 1889, Nuremberg.

the strap-work decorated wooden box with a motif of two gentlemen playing chess to the hinged lid, a pull out drawer, and two similar Nuremberg ‘Toy’ painted wooden chess sets, both with painted faces to the King, Queen, and Bishops, bishops with feather finials, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as raised turrets with brickwork; one set painted red and black, the other set yellow and black, together with a folding wooden campaign chess board and 24 boxwood and ebony counters [Two chess sets, one folding campaign chess board, one set of counters]

King: 10.2cm high

Pawn: 5.5cm high

Box: 36cm wide, 28cm deep, 17cm high.

Stock Reference: MJ 2005


A Note From Luke

Unusual South German chess compendium, including two Nuremberg wooden ‘toy’ sets, 1886. ‘Toy’ sets, typically, have painted faces on the King, Queen and Bishop. The box also includes a folding Campaign chess board and a set of boxwood and ebony counters.

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