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English “Calvert Style” Chess Set, circa 1850

  • English “Calvert Style” Chess Set, circa 1850
  • English “Calvert Style” Chess Set, circa 1850
  • English “Calvert Style” Chess Set, circa 1850

An English Ivory Chess Set in the “Calvert Style”, circa 1850

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings surmounted with urn finials, queens with ball finials, bishops with open mitres, knights as carved horses’ heads with flared nostrils and manes, rooks as turrets with castellations, pawns with ball finials, in a 19th century rosewood and brass mounted box with a hinged lid

King: 8cm high

Pawn: 4.1cm high

Stock Reference: MJ 1709

Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.


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