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French “D’Alembert” Chess Set, 19th century

  • French “D’Alembert” Chess Set, 19th century
  • French “D’Alembert” Chess Set, 19th century
  • French “D’Alembert” Chess Set, 19th century

A “D’Alembert” boxwood, ebony and ivory chess set, French, 19th century

one side in boxwood, the other side in ebony, horse’s heads in carved ivory, the chessmen with cream coloured baize to the boxwood bases and red baize to the ebony bases

King: 8.3cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm high

Stock Reference: PC 1674

Provenance: Private 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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