PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING EXPORT OF IVORY ON PAGE 5.
Similar examples were sold at The Ernst Boehlen Chess Collection, Phillips, Bond Street, 9th November 1998, lots 71 and 101.
Victor Keats, The Illustrated Guide to World Chess Sets, Batsford Ltd, pages 112-113, fig.136 & 137.
The battles between the French and their colonial possessions were among the popular themes used by the French Dieppe ivory carvers during the late 18th century and 19th century. Victor Keats notes that the Chevalier de Boufflers, the Governor of Senegal from 1785 to 1788, was portrayed as the pawn in colonial sets, although only three sets of this type are known.