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English Bone “Barleycorn” Chess Set, circa 1850

  • English Bone “Barleycorn” Chess Set, circa 1850

A Good English Bone “Barleycorn Pattern” Chess Set, circa 1850

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings and queens with carved ‘barleycorn’ friezes to the centre, bishops as mitres with bobble decoration to the sides, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as turrets with brickwork and flags, pawns with reeded ball finials, in a chip carved wooden box with a hinged lid

King: 13.1cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm high

Box: 22.1cm wide

Stock Reference: MJ 1729

Please note: Illustrated with an English “History of England” Leather Games Board, circa 1900, which is being sold separately. Please click here to see it


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