Fine English Ornamental Chess Set, circa 1840
A Fine English ornamentally turned ivory chess set, circa 1840
one side stained red, the other side left natural, the chessmen with fluted, slightly bulbous columns of elegant proportion, kings surmounted with double palm tree leaves. pineapples and elaborately carved decoration, queen similar, with pineapples but of small size, bishops with palm frondes and open mitres, knights as horses heads over palm leaves, rooks as raised turrets with pineapple finials. pawns with palm frondes and pineapples, the king 11.6cm high, the pawn 5.8cm high.
Stock Reference Number: MM 1497
Provenance: Private English Collection.
Please note that the board is for illustrative purposes and is not included with the chess set.
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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