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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

English Ivory Chess Set, 19th century

  • English Ivory Chess Set, 19th century
  • English Ivory Chess Set, 19th century
  • English Ivory Chess Set, 19th century
  • English Ivory Chess Set, 19th century

An English Ornamentally Turned Ivory Chess Set, 19th century

one side stained green, the other side left natural, the chessmen with intricate decoration, kings surmounted with Maltese crosses, queens with feather finials, bishops with open mitres, knights with horses’ heads, rooks as raised turrets with large flags

King: 8.5cm high

Pawn: 3.6cm high

Stock Reference: MM 1562

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

A Note From Luke

Rather fine antique chess set of superior quality. Unusually large flags on the rooks, which is a nice touch. Recommended.

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