London, South Kensington
27 May 2004
A South German Selenus type softwood turned chess set
Early 19th century
The king -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high; the pawn -- 3in. (7.5cm.) high
With associated marquetry box, the interior with velvet line compartments, brass carrying handle, on bun feet
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Franz Josef Lang, Chess Sets by German Turners, Chess Collectors International, Vol.2 November 1991, No. 3.
Gareth Williams, Master Pieces, Apple Press, 2000, page 66-67.
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