London, South Kensington
20 September 2000
A German softwood Selenus type chess set
Mid 19th century
In lighter and darker hues, the kings with three pierced petalled balconies, the queens with two pierced petalled balconies, the royals and bishop with painted faces, all pieces on pierced circular bases (one bishop with chipped finial)
King -- 55/8in. (14.2cm.); pawn -- 3in.(7.6cm.) high
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A similar lot was sold in these rooms, 17 December 1997, lot 81.
Frank Greygoose, Chessmen, David & Charles Ltd, 1979, page 83, ill. 74.
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