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
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A few minor hairline age cracks, surface dirt, hairline crack to base of rook.
Nice even red stain. Tiny chip to crown of queen, otherwise Very Good”.
Loss to top rim, crack to lid, otherwise “Good”.
A Note From Luke
Elegant 18th century English playing set. This pattern was popular at the turn of the century. With the original wooden box. From a major chess collection.
An attractive set in good condition. Recommended.
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