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Turned English Chess Set, 18th century

  • Turned English Chess Set, 18th century
  • Turned English Chess Set, 18th century
  • Turned English Chess Set, 18th century

An early “Old English Pattern’ boxwood and ebony chess set, 18th century

kings surmounted with spiked crowns, queens with small ball finials, bishops with squat mitres knights as carved horses’ heads, rooks as reeded turrets, pawns with ball finials, the king 7.1cm high, the pawn 4cm high.

Stock Reference Number: FL 1566

Provenance: Major European Chess Collection.

Condition

“Very Good”. Minor chip to black queen rim, minor dent to white rook. One black pawn probably an 18th century period replacement.

A Note From Luke

Interesting early chess set in the “Old English” pattern. Note the squat bishop mitres and the small ball finial on the queens.

From a major European chess collection.

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