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Danish Bone Chess Set and Board, 19th century

  • Danish Bone Chess Set and Board, 19th century
  • Danish Bone Chess Set and Board, 19th century
  • Danish Bone Chess Set and Board, 19th century
  • Danish Bone Chess Set and Board, 19th century

A good 19th century Danish bone chess set, one side stained black, the other side left natural, kings with double galleries, queens with single galleries, bishops with caps and small ball finials in the alternate colour, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as turrets with reeded ‘beehive’ finials, pawns with baluster knops and elegant small urn finials, the king 8.7cm high, the pawn 4.8cm high, together with a 19th century mahogany inlaid chess board/box, with rosewood banding, alternate rosewood and boxwood chess squares and foliate decoration to the drawer, 30 cm wide.

Stock Reference Number: FL 1563

Provenance: Private Chess Collection.

Condition

Chess Set:

Black Side:

Generally “Very Good”. Crack across black bishop stem. Black side presumably re-stained.

White Side:

“Excellent”. 

Board/Box:

“Very Good”. Inside of the drawer has been re-lined in brown felt. Bone handle. Pleasing colour to the wood. Old repairs. The usual age scuffs and minor surface scratches.

A Note From Luke

Elegant Danish antique bone chess set. Sold with an attractive inlaid board. Carved from cow bone, so may be exported to the United States. From a private chess collection. Recommended.

 

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