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“Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century

  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Thirty Years War” Iron Chess Set, 19th century

A “Thirty Years War” Cast Iron Chess Set in the Zimmerman style, Germany, Late 19th century

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden versus Ferdinand of Austria, one side with a ‘bronzed’ patina, the other side with a ‘silvered’ patina, queens as consorts, knights as horse’s heads, rooks as slender turrets, pawns as footsoldiers, in the original fitted wooden presentation chess board/box, with a hinged lid lined in cream silk

King: 8.1cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm 

Box: 33.5cm wide

Provenance: Major European Collection

Stock Reference: PA 1659

 

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