London, South Kensington
2 May 2007
A FRENCH TURNED AND CARVED IVORY CHESS SET
LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The kings with crowns, queens with foliate finials, the bishops modelled with heads of jesters, each with individual facial expression, overall the pieces with Régence style baluster knopped bases
The king -- 3½in. (8.8cm.) high; the pawn --1 5/8in. (4cm.) high
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See Christie's, South Kensington, 25 June 1997, lot 697.
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