A comparative lot was sold at Phillips New Bond Street, The Ernst Boehlen Chess Collection, 9 November 1998, lot 79.
The pulpit design is generally associated with Spain, particulary with the ecclesiastical significance of the bishop and the vertical leaf gallery. However its orgins are unclear and many sets were actually carved in Dieppe and Portugal.
Victor Keats, The Illustrated Guide to World Chess Sets, Batsford Ltd 1985, page 48-50, ill.46.
Alex Hammond, The Book of Cheesmen, Arthur Baker Ltd, 1950, page 69, plates LI & LII
Michael Mark, Chessmen Practical and Ornamental,Asprey plc, 1986, Fig.34.