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Elegant Danish Bone Chess Set, circa 1790

An Elegant Danish “Selenus” Bone Chess Set, circa 1790

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with double galleries and acorn finials, queens, similar, but of smaller size, bishops with cogged slanting caps, knights as raised horses’s heads, rooks as monobloc turrets with spire finials

Provenance: Private European Collection

Stock Reference: ALB 1656

Condition

Red Side:

Stain faded on bishop stem and finial. Stain faded on other bishop finial.  Stain faded on knight stem. Stain a bit rubbed on one pawn baluster.

White Side:

Bone stratifications visible to surface, small crack on rook base, and hairline crack to the other rook. One ear chipped on knight.

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