Large Coffee House Chess Set, Hamburg
A Turned Boxwood and Ebony “Coffee House” Chess Set of Large Size, Hamburg, circa 1880
possibly a travelling set, or set designed to be used with a pegged board, kings surmounted with crosses, queens with petalled knops, bishops with small, tulip-shaped mitres, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as turrets with brickwork, pawns with ball finials (all the chessmen with drilled holes in their bases), in an attractive 19th century pine box of oblong shape decorated with decoupage motifs of fruit, flowers and butterflies, and a printed instruction pamphlet in German text (Hamburg)
King: 11.4cm high
Pawn: 7.8cm high
Box: 32cm long, 15.5cm deep, 10cm high
Stock Reference: MJ 1629
Each chessman with neatly drilled hole to the underside of the base, nice shiny patina to the boxwood, natural flaws to the wood, warping to one rook, variation to one knight
Very slight warping to one rook, slight variation to one black bishop, variation to one knight
Good. Usual minor surface scuffs and scratches, lined paper interior slightly ripped
A Note From Luke
Interesting antique German chess set in the Coffee House style. Of large size, too. Each base has a drilled hole to the underside, suggesting that the set might have originally been designed to work with a pegged board. Comes with an attractive pinewood box of the same period.
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