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A GERMAN SOFTWOOD FIGURAL CHESS SET
A GERMAN SOFTWOOD FIGURAL CHESS SET

EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A GERMAN SOFTWOOD FIGURAL CHESS SET
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The kings possibly depicting Charlemagne
The king -- 5 in. (12.6 cm.); the pawn -- 4 in. (10 cm.) high

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Lot Essay

These carved sets are ornamental rather than for play. For similar mid-19th Century examples see Michael Mark, Chessmen Practical and Ornamental, Asprey and CCI, May 1986, fig. 25. A similar set sold The Dr Jean-Claude Cholet Collection of Chess Sets, Christie's, South Kensington, 2 May 2007, lot 47, £17,000.
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