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Antique Biedermeier 'Spindle' Chess Set

  • Antique Biedermeier 'Spindle' Chess Set

An Antique  Biedermeier "Spindle" Bone Chess Set, German, 19th century

one side stained black, the other side left natural, kings and queens with multi balusters and feathered finials, bishops of smaller size with tear-drop feathered finials, knights as horses' heads, rooks as bullet or dome shamed turrets, paawns with baluster knops and tear-drop finials, all the chessmen on turned circular bases, in a small antique pine box (no lid). Complete.

King: 9cm high

Pawn: 3.9cm high

Box: 11cm wide

Stock Reference: LH 1831



White Side:

A few very minor hairline cracks, bone stratifications visible, some minor surface dirt. Otherwise 'Very Good'.

Black Side:

Small chip to finial on black king, nice shiny black patina, one bishop with chip to finial, otherwise 'Very Good'.


Original antique pine box of small size, sliding lid missing, a few very minor scuffs.


A Note From Luke

Charming German 'spindle' chess set from the early to mid 19th century. As it's made from bovine bone (rather than elephant ivory) it can be exported to the United States.

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