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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

Dutch Chess Set in Original Box, circa 1810

  • Dutch Chess Set in Original Box, circa 1810
  • Antique Dutch Chess Set
  • Antique Dutch Chess Set Box

An Interesting Dutch Bone Chess Set, in the Original Box, Early 19th Century

one side stained red, the other side left natural, the pieces of elegant, slender form, kings with multi knops and reeded tear-drop finials, queens similar, but of smaller size, bishops with tear-drop finials, knights as horses’ heads (with eyes), rooks as raised bullet shaped turrets, pawns with baluster knops, in the original early 19th century wooden box of oblong shape, with lid (ink inscription in Dutch)

King: 7.4cm high

Pawn: 2.9cm high

Box: 20cm long, 4.5cm wide, 4.5cm high

Stock Reference: LH 1791

Condition

Red Side:

‘Very Good’. Tiny chip to ear of knight, 

White Side:

‘Very Good’ to ‘Excellent’. Minor surface dust and dirt.

Box:

Rare original wooden box with lid. Ink inscription in Dutch on the lid (partly rubbed), a few ‘dings’ and marks, some cracks and repair to one end of the lid. Otherwise ‘very good’. 

A Note From Luke

An interesting Dutch bone chess set of elegant shape. Similar , in some way, to the Biedermeier Selenus style. The set comes with its original oblong box- a rare find.

There is an ink inscription in Dutch on the lid. It’s a bit rubbed, but I gather- having shown in to a Dutch friend- that it describes how the set was used by the owner on holiday.

Charming find.

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