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Burmese Figural Chess Set, 18th/19th Century

A Burmese Carved Wooden Figural Chess Set, 18th/19th century

one side with traces of red lacquer, Kings in a seated position, Queens similar but of a different size, Bishops as elephants, Knights as horsemen, Rooks as temples, Pawns seated in the Lotus position [32 pieces].

King: 6.1cm high

Pawn: 4cm high

Provenance: The Gareth Williams Chess Collection.

Stock Reference: VW 1952

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