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    Sale 5198

    Furniture, Carpets & Decorative Objects

    30 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 827

    A SWISS CARVED SOFTWOOD 'BEARS OF BERNE' CHESS SET

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A SWISS CARVED SOFTWOOD 'BEARS OF BERNE' CHESS SET
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The kings and queens modelled with crowns, the bishops with staffs, knights as bears on rocky outcrops, rooks as bears turrets, pawns with clubs, lacking a white bishop
    The king -- 4 3/8in. (11cm.) high; the pawn -- 2½in. (6.5cm.) high


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