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Nuremberg 'Toy Selenus' Chess Set, 1830s

  • Antique Selenus Chess Set
  • Nuremberg 'Toy Selenus' Chess Set, 1830s
  • Nuremberg 'Toy Selenus' Chess Set, 1830s
  • Nuremberg 'Toy Selenus' Chess Set, 1830s

A Good Biedermeier 'Toy Selenus' Chess Set, Nuremberg, circa 1830

in carved boxwood or pearwood, stained chocolate brown and left natural, with painted 'facial' highlights, kings with multi knopped galleries and painted faces, queens similar, but of smaller size and with spiked finials, bishops with cut rectangular knops and wearing caps with 'feathers', knights as arched horses' heads, rooks as raised turrets with ball finials and chequer-board brickwork, pawns with baluster knops

King: 9.5cm high

Pawn: 5cm high

Provenance: Gareth Williams Chess Collection

Stock Reference: VW 1839




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