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Signed Antique Calvert Chess Set, circa 1830-40

  • antique calvert chess set
  • antique calvert chess set
  • antique calvert chess set

A Fine English Ivory Chess Set by Calvert, Signed, Circa 1830-40

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with pierced crowns and surmounted by Maltese Crosses, queens with Fleur de Lys, bishops as open mitres, knights as horses' heads with manes and flaring nostrils, rooks as raised turrets, pawns with reeded ball finials, the base of the king stamped: CALVERT MAKER 189 FLEET STRt LONDON, in a 19th century mahogany box with a sliding lid

King: 9.8cm high

Pawn: 4.3cm high

Box: 18cm high

Provenance: Private British Chess Collection, Tim Millard

Stock Reference: HR 1801


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