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Swiss “Charlemagne” Chess Set, 19th Century

  • Swiss “Charlemagne” Chess Set, 19th Century

A “Charlemagne” Pearwood Chess Set, Brieze, Switzerland, Mid/Late 19th Century

one side in a darker coloured wood, kings and queens as monarchs, bishops as uniformed officials, knights as rearing horse on pedastals, rooks as pierced turrets, pawns as travellers with knapsacks and staffs

King: 7.9cm high

Pawn: 6.1cm high

Reference: See Schach: Kultur-Kunst-Philosophie Figuren und Spiele vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart (Ernst Boehlen Chess Collection), p. 44, fig. 40 for a similar set. See also: Zug der Könige, 1988, p. 55, fig. 58 for another Charlemagne set.

Stock Reference: BHF 1720


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