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
Chip to king knop, a few minor surface marks.
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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