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Elegant Coffee House Chess Set, 19th Century

  • Elegant Coffee House Chess Set, 19th Century

An Elegant Continental Boxwood & Ebony Coffee House Chess Set, 19th Century

the slender chess men with multi-baluster knops, kings with urn finials, queens with domed finials, bishops with urn finials, knights as horses’ heads rooks as tapered turrets, pawns with baluster knops

King: 8.9cm high

Pawn: 6cm high

Provenance: Major Chess Collection

Stock Reference: MM 1722

 

Condition

Boxwood Side:

Chip to king knop, a few minor surface marks.

Ebony Side:

Very minor hairline crack to bishop, ‘nick' to king, 

 

 

A Note From Luke

An elegant boxwood and ebony chess player’s antique set. Possibly German, certainly European. Likely to date from the late 19th century. The set has an attractive shiny patina.

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