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English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1790

  • English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1790

An English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1790

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with elegant slender columns and double galleries, queens similar, but of smaller size and with one gallery, bishops with split mitres, knights with arched horses’s heads, rooks as raised turrets with brickwork, pawns with baluster columns and ball finials in the original box with a sliding lid

King: 7.9cm high

Pawn: 3.1cm high

Box: 12.9cm long

Stock Reference: MM 1561

Provenance: Major British Chess Collection


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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