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Interesting Bone 'Selenus' Chess Set, Early 19th Century

An Interesting German Bone 'Selenus Pattern' Chess Set, Early 19th Century

one side stained brown, the other side left natural, kings with featured 'urns' and reeded feather finials, queens similar but more slender in shape,  bishops with slender baluster columns, rooks as cylindrical turrets, pawns with baluster shaped columns and tear finials, in a hinged wooden box of later date with a lid

King: 9.3cm high, base diameter 2.1cm 

Pawn: 4.9cm, base diameter 1.8cm

Box: 18.4cm wide, 8.7cm deep, 5.7cm high

Stock Reference: MJ 1877


Natural Side: Some chipping to knop on king, hairline age cracks to king and queen, chipping to knop of one bishop, some surface dirt but nice, shiny patina.

Brown Side: hairline age crack to king and queen, chipping to lower knop on king, small chip to one rook, lovely shiny surface patina.

Box: 'Very Good'.

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