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Irish Yew Chess Set & Board, 19th century

  • Irish Yew Chess Set & Board, 19th century
  • Irish Yew Chess Set & Board, 19th century
  • Irish Yew Chess Set & Board, 19th century
  • Irish Yew Chess Set & Board, 19th century

An Irish Killarney Yew chess set and board, 19th century, one side slightly darker in colour, kings with spiked crowns, queens with ball finials, bishops with bulbous mitres, knights with large flat horses’ heads in the Irish manner, rooks as turrets, pawns with baluster knops, the king 9cm high, the pawn 5cm high, the hinged Killarney Yew and boxwood inlaid board/box for chess and backgammon, the backgammon points inlaid in satin-birch, 47.5cm wide (when open).

Stock Reference Number: FL 1534

Provenance: Private Chess Collection.

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