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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1870

  • English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1870
  • English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1870
  • English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1870
  • English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1870

An English Ivory Chess Set, circa 1870

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with multi-knopped columns, queens similar but of smaller size with reeded balls, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses’ heads, rooks as raised turrets with circular bases, pawns with baluster columns and ball finials,

King: 8cm high

Pawn: 3.6cm high

Box: 15cm wide

Stock Reference: MM 1560

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

Condition

Crack to one red pawn base, some re-touching to red stain (especially on red pawn bases), minor rubbing to red stain. Please contact me if you need to see close-up photographs.

A Note From Luke

Classic Victorian playing set, carved from ivory and one side stained with scarlet cocheneal dye. Well carved horse’s heads with flared nostrils and manes.

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