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Stock Number: no.369


Rare 19th century Siamese carved wood Chess Set. These sets are based on Burmese and Siamese mythology. One side black, the other red/brown. These attractive naively carved pieces having a very pleasing worn and tactile feel. For similar, see colour plate 50, Chessmen for Collectors, by Victor Keats, Batsford Books, 1985.

King 3.5 inches (9 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £1250


Early 19th century North Indian ivory decorated Muslim Chess Set.

These aesthetically pleasing shapes evolved as the different chess pieces The Islamic religion forbids the imagery of animal or human form. One side decorated red with  white motifs the other decorated green again with white motifs .

King 1.3  inches ( 3 cm.) high.


Price including delivery: £2850  

Stock Number: no.884

Late 19th century decorated bone  miniature Indian Muslim Chess Set.

One side decorated green, the other red, both sides with fine gilt decoration.

Comes in small Indian bone inlaid storage box.

King 1 inch (2.5cm.) high.


Price including shipping  £680


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Interesting early 19th century German Selenus polished bone Chess Set. The pieces in natural and stained black colours, the black side having a particularly good fine gloss patina. The knights of unusual form, the stems surmounted with a flat stylised horse. Kings and queens of carved and pierced tiered petals, bishops and pawns of turned forms and the rooks as round turrets..The term "Selenus" has been used after a design illustrated in Gutavus Selenus "Das Schach oder Konig-Spiel", Leipzip 1616.

King 4.5 inches (11 cm.)


Price including delivery £2450

Stock Number: no. 808

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Stock Number: no. 411

Fine 18th century North Indian decorated Muslim Chess Set.  One side  in red with gilt decoration, the other green with gilt decoration. Age cracks,chips, wear and discolouration to the surface of the chessmen.

Comes with later red Indian cloth Chess board      

King 2 inches 95 cm.) high.

   

Price including delivery £2850

Stock Number: no. 720

Good early 19th century rare design carved and turned bone “Pulpit” Chess Set.  One side natural colour, the other stained brown.The kings, queens and bishops in an unusual figural form. Knights of stylised horses heads, rooks as round castelleted towers and pawns as simple turned men.The origin of these sets has caused much debate amongst scholars and chess collectors. Wild theories abound.  Places as far afield as Kholomogory Russian, Spain, the West Indies, Mexico, Portugal and her colonies have been mooted as countries of origin.  I personally favour that they were produced by French prisoners of war during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  1. They are invariably of bone, a material widely available and used by French Pow's.  2.  They have a charming naive form of carving because of the lack of satisfactory tools in prison, again typical of other non-chess French P.O.W. articles.  3. They are usually sourced in Britain where French Pow wares were sold to supplement their wretched confined life in purpose made prisons and floating prison hulks. The main pointer is an illustration of a French Pow bone chess set with period covering documentation illustrated in

"The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War 1756-1816",

by Clive L. Lloyd which has many Pulpit type figure design features.

For my thoughts on these sets,  see small article under “About”.

King 4 inches ( 10 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £4250    


Stock Number: no. 799

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Stock Number: no.409

Late 19th century Indian bone Muslim Chess Set

One side with red decoration the other black.

These aesthetically pleasing shapes evolved as the different chess pieces as the Islamic religion forbids the imagery of animal or human form.

Comes in indian finely carved wood lift up top

storage box.

King 2 inches ( 5 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £780  

 

Stock Number: no .433

Early 19th century German “Selenus” polished bone Chess Set. The pieces in natural and stained cochineal red colours. Kings and queens of carved and pierced tiered petals, knights with stylized horses heads, bishops and pawns of turned forms and the rooks as round turrets.

The term "Selenus" has been used after a design illustrated in Gutavus Selenus "Das Schach oder Konig-Spiel", Leipzip 1616.

King 4.5 inches (11 cm.)

Not including Chessboard


Price including delivery £750


 

Stock Number: no.414

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This description is by the previous owner an authority on

Americana and a resident of the Maine area.

Mark J. Dennett / Kittery Maine / Slide Box with Painted

Chess Pieces Circa: 1820-30Box Size: 5 x 3.4  x 2 inches

King Height 2.75 inches A good American small slide chess

box in great slate grey paint. In pencil the box is signed

"Mark J. Dennett / Kittery". The box is filled with carved

and turned “Regence” design painted slate blue and dull

yellow wooden chess pieces. This French style of set was

used in the States notably by Benjamin Franklin.

The top of the box has scrape away decoration which looks

like industrial buildings and chimneys - coming from Maine

and passing over the Piscatiqua River bridge many times,

my guess is that this is Portsmouth NH as viewed from

Kittery Point, ME. A quick Google search reveals that

Mark Dennett was a prominent figure in Kittery in

the 19th century.


Price including delivery £980

 

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Late 18th century/early 19th century North Indian

decorated ivory Muslim Chess Set. 

One side stained a faded green, the other an attractive

faded coral colour.  The pieces with fine Islamic,

cut back to the ivory, leaf design. 

Comes in later Indian inlaid wood lift-up top storage box. 

King 1.2 inches (3 cm.) high. 


Price including delivery £2850



 

Stock Number: no .211

Stock Number: no .133

Stock Number: no .201

Stock Number: no .403

Early  20th century “Morphy” style metal Chess Set.

The figural pieces depicting Romans v. Barbarians.

One side in a gold effect, the other a silver effect.  

The original of this set in gold and silver was presented

to the great American chess player, Paul Morphy

in 1859.  Unfortunately, the original has been lost but

some replicas such as this have been produced over

the years. 

King 3.5 inches (9 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £1250



 

Rare and unusual Austrian oversize turned and carved

wood Bauhaus style Chess Set.

The massive chessmen of light and dark wood. Circa 1920.

This set was sourced in Vienna, Austria.

The Bauhaus was an early important early 20th century

school of design centred in Germany and Austria.

King 8.5 inches  (22 cm.) high.


Price £1350

 

Unusual design Indian turned wood Muslim

Chess Set.

One side light wood the other stained black.

Comes in  fine brass inlaid Indian rosewood

lift up top storage box. Circa 1900

King 3.5 inches 9 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £580

 

Stock Number: no .274

Stock Number: no .982

Unusual early 20th century Muslim Chess Set of solid spun

brass, one side slightly darker in colour than the other.  

Being solid, each piece is very heavy and the bases have

inset baize.

North India Circa 1920.

King  2 inches (5 cm.) high

The base1.4 inches (3.5 cm.) in diameter.


Price  £650

Stock Number: no .971

Stock Number: no .119





Spectacular large size decorated carved wood Indian Figural

Chess Set in the “John Company “style.

The kings and queens as massive elephants with covered and

open howdahs containing figures holding swords and parasols,

the bishops as mounted camels, knights as mounted horses.

rooks as large fighting elephants and  pawns as armed foot

soldiers. All intricately painted with one side with the figures

predominately in black and pink, the other side green.

Of recent manufacture.

King 8.6 inches (22 cm.) high Base 5x3 inches (12.5x7.5 cm.)


Price £1450

Stock Number: no .677



Early 19th century German turned and carved ivory Chess Set.

The kings and queens with fine reeded finals to their tops, bishops of tall turned men,knights with horses heads, rooks with  turned tower cylinders and the pawns simply turned.

One side natural the other stained brown.

Comes in period pine wood slide lid storage box

King 3.5 inches (8 cm.)  high


Price including delivery £580 


Stock Number: no .982



Rare early large size early 19th century carved bone “Pulpit” Chess Set.  One side natural colour, the other stained brown.The chessmen of typical intricate pierced designs and the pawns of an unusual six leaf design. . The origin of these sets has caused much debate amongst scholars and chess collectors. Wild theories abound.  Places as far afield as Kholomogory Russian, Spain, the West Indies, Mexico, Portugal and her colonies have been mooted as countries of origin.  I personally favour that they were produced by French prisoners of war during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  1. They are invariably of bone, a material widely available and used by French Pow's.  2.  They have a charming naive form of carving because of the lack of satisfactory tools in prison, again typical of other non-chess French P.O.W. articles.  3. They are usually sourced in Britain where French Pow wares were sold to supplement their wretched confined life in purpose made prisons and floating prison hulks. The main pointer is an illustration of a French Pow bone chess set with period covering documentation illustrated in

"The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War 1756-1816",

by Clive L. Lloyd which has many Pulpit type  figure design features. 

For another very similar set, see pages 52 and 53, “Master Pieces” by Gareth Williams, Apple Press, London 2000. 

For my thoughts on these sets,  see small article under “About”.

King 5 inches ( 12.7 cm.) high.


Price on Application





Fine early 19th century Indian Ivory veneered and Horn on

sandalwood Miniature Chess Table. 

The round table top smothered with fine filigree ivory work

and “Vizagapatam” etched decoration.

Standing on a fine turned horn and ivory base. 

Comes with fine carved and turned ivory natural and

cochineal red stained ivory miniature chess set. 

Table 11 x 11 x 8.5 inches (28 x 28 x22 cm.).

King 1.5 inches high (4 cm.).


Price including delivery £2850        

 

Stock Number: no .774

Notes:Vizagapatam on the northern Coromandel coast is a natural harbour midway between Calcutta

and Madras. The British East India Company had a trading station there from 1668. From the late 17th century a tradition grew in Vizagapatam for the manufacture of objects and furniture of Western

form, decorated in a distinctive manner, all being inlaid or veneered with ivory etched with black

lacquer. The decoration was drawn from Mogul culture, adapted to appeal to western taste.





Rare carved bone French Napoleonic Prisoner of War Sand

or Cushion Chess Set of 32 pieces, one side natural,

the other side with red and green decoration. 

These rare sets were produced at camps such as Norman’s Cross

in Northamptonshire, with other artistic artefacts in bone,

for sale to supplement the French prisoners’ harsh lives.

It is said that these sets were used by passengers to pass the

time while traveling in horse-drawn carriages.

The boards consisted of a small pillow filled with sand with

a chess board embroidered on the cloth, the chess pieces then

being plunged though the open weave.  

Sometimes these sets were used by the men themselves in

the ground of the prison yard.

Comes in wood lift up top storage box .

King 4.75 inches long (12 cm.). 

For similar cushion chess set, see no. 96, page 83,

“Zug der Konige”, Catalogue, Munich 1988.


Price including delivery £2250

Stock Number: no. 981

An early 19th century fine and large size turned and carved ivory and cochineal red stained ivory Chess set attributable to William Lund of Fleet Street, London.

The kings surmounted with maltese crosses , queens with carved

fleur de lys finals, bishops with mitres, knights with finely carved

horses heads , rooks of turned castellated round towers and

pawns with finely reeded ball tops.

The set is attributable to William Lund.

William Lund of 24 Fleet Street, London, was one of the major

ivory carvers and turners of the 19th century.

Comes in attractive Victorian walnut finely inlaid lift up top storage box.

Kings 4.25ins ( 10.8 cm.)  high.


Price including delivery £1950

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Stock Number: no . 781



Rare oversize early 19th century Indian Berhampur finely carved ivory Chess Set.

The pieces profusely carved with fine designs and piercing.

The very tall kings and queens with openwork crowns,  bishops with mitre tops, knights with finely carved bust horses heads with finals to the tops of their heads,  rooks as round castellated elevated towers on tall stems sporting flags and pawns as tiered pieces smothered with carved designs.

One side natural ivory the other side stained dark brown.

King 7.25 inches  (18.4 cm.) high.


Price on Application

Stock Number: no . 348

Above the storage box included


Opposite the set shown on Board no. 111,

for price and details see under Boards section.

Stock Number: no . 793



Stock Number: no .624

Fine early19th century Indian Berhampur carved ivory Chess Set.

The pieces profusely carved and with fine designs and piercing.

The kings and with openwork crowns, the queens with

Prince of Wales feather tops, bishops with openwork fan shaped

tops, knights with finely carved bust horses heads, rooks as round

castellated towers sporting flags and pawns as simple tiered pieces

smothered with carved designs.

One side natural ivory the other side stained black.

Comes in attractive period Indian inlaid

slide lid storage box.

King 4.75 (12 cm.) high.


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Fine late 19th century Japanese carved ivory “ Netsuke” style

figural Chess Set.  The kings and queens as the Japanese Emperor

and Empress, bishops as Japanese courtiers, knights as Samurai

mounted on horses, rooks as Japanese fort towers and pawns as

Japanese yeomen carrying staves. One side natural ivory colour

the other ivory stained brown.

The kings and queens with the green carver’s Japanese signature

to the underside of their bases.

Comes in original inlaid ivory and rosewood folding chessboard

cum fitted storage case.

King 2 inches (5.2 cm.) high.

Board/Case open 12.25 x 12.25 x 6 inches (31 x 31 x 15 cm..)


Price including delivery £1850





Stock Number: no.618


Fine early 19th century Carved Ivory Indian Chess Set

The kings and queens  with carved elaborate designs and intricate

piercing. The bishops with pieced fan shaped mitres.

Knights with fine horses heads, rooks as towers sporting flags and

pawns as turned and carved men.

All stems and bases with fine carved designs

One side natural ivory the other side stained brown.

Comes in period Indian inlaid teak lift up top storage box with

brass carrying handle.

Murshidabad circa 1830

Murshidabad in West Bengal,  was a famed centre for ivory carving

in the 18th and 19th centuries.

King 4.5 inches (11.43 cm.) high.


Price on Application


Notes: The Murshidabad Ivory carving industry dates back to the

time when the Nawabs of Bengal had their court at Murshidabad

in the late 18th century. As this industry was fully dependent for its

prosperity on the support of a luxurious court and wealthy noblemen,

it had to face a crisis when the Nawabs lost their power and their court

disappeared after the British took over.They need not have worried.
During the early period of the British rule, the excellence of the ivory

carvers of Murshidabad was much praised by foreigners.

So during the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, a variety of articles

of carving in ivory were exhibited and these were much admired for

their quality and elaborate design details. The Murshidabad carvers

were declared to  be perhaps the best in India.
The ivory carvers used to get large orders from Government for

supplying items of their work for various exhibitions in England,

India its self and other European countries. Arrangements were also

made to collect exhibits for loan from noblemen and Zamindars, like

the Nawab of Murshidabad and the Maharaja of Cossimbazar who

were in a position to supply the best examples in their collections.

Rare Asian carved Rock Crystal large Figural Chess Set

The pieces of various heads and designs of a light and slightly

darker hue and with brown tinting to the underside of the bases.

Quartz being a very hard material is very difficult to carve

and it is not often seen in this figural form.

Chips and natural cracks to the pieces.

Early 20th century.

King 4.3 inches (11cm.) high.

Base 1.6 x .8 inches (4 x 2 cm.)


Price £2350


Stock Number: no .992

Unusually large English late 19th century carved and turned

bone  Chess Set

The kings, queens and rooks with massive turned drums to

their centres, The kings stand a gigantic 6.25 inches high,

the queens with fine reeded ball tops, bishops with mitres

the knights with horses heads, the castellated rooks sporting

flags and the pawns with pointed finals.

One side natural bone the other stained cochineal red.

Comes with large unusual brown tooled leather lift up top

storage box with leather carrying handle.


King 6.25 inches (15.8 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £1250



 

Stock Number: no.915

Amusing mid 20th century Italian dark and light wood Bust Chess Set by “Dolfi” of the South Tryol

The kings and queens as medieval royalty, bishops as dignitaries, knights as rearing horses, rooks as round and square towers and pawns as interesting all different bust heads.

King 3.25 inches ( 8.25  cm. ) high


Price including delivery £1350


Large size exceptional quality Cantonese carved ivory

“George III” Chess Set.

The white king and queen as George III and Queen Charlotte, bishops as religious dignitaries, knights as mounted horses with unusual archers, rooks as elephants with towers, pawns as foot soldiers armed with swords. The stained red cochineal side as the Chinese Emperor and Empress, Mandarins and the Chinese army. This design of set is not often in this large size and with this high standard of carving. Comes with superb Chinese Lacquer folding Games Board incorporating  chess and backgammon boards.

Complete with finely

carved ivory counters

with chinese scenes to

each side.

Canton Circa 1845

King 6.5 inches

(16.5 cm.) high.


Price on Application

        

Interesting Spanish 20th century cast metal "Don Quixote" Chess set in fitted Box

One side of a silver colour the other of a brass hue.

The kings of standing figures of "Don Quixote"carrying his sword and shield, the queens as his housekeeper, bishops as his portly squire "Sancho Panza" , knights as his rearing skinny horse "Rocinante", rooks as Windmills with revolving vanes and pawns as smaller standing figures of inn servants

All contained in a red plush lined fitted storage box.


King 3.35 inches (8.5 cm.) high


Box 15.5 14.5 x 1 ( 39 x 37 x 4 cm.)


Price including delivery £780

 

Stock Number: no .528

Mid 20th century folding Chinese export Lacquer Games Board.

The black lacquer decorated with gilt. One side with a chessboard for the lead black and red Staunton pattern chess set. the inside with a backgammon board with wooden counters and dice.

Size open 12.6 x 12.6 x 1.58 inches                                                  (32 x 32 4 cm.)


Price including delivery £680

Stock Number: no .211


Attractive Edwardian miniature travelling folding

Games Board.

Comes in protective faux leatherette sleeve

the folding board inside the has two small boxes

with a miniature pegged chess set and pegged counters.

Size closed 6 x 3.2 x 1.5 inches

(51.25 x 8.12 x 3.8 cm.)

King  including peg 1.5 inches ( 3.8 cm.) long


Price including delivery £380


Stock Number: no .400

Fine and rare early 19th century carved and turned ivory signed

Lund Chess Set.

The kings and queens with maltese crosses and arrow head finals,

bishops with mitres, knights with fine carved horses heads, rooks

as round castellated towers and pawns as fine turned men.

One side natural ivory the other an attractive faded stained

cochineal red.

Signed base of white king "William Lund 24 Fleet Street, London".

William Lund was one of the major ivory carvers and turners

of the 19th century. Comes in slide lid mahogany storage box.

King 3.5 inches  ( 9 cm.) high


Price including delivery £2350







Stock Number: no .779


Fine carved ivory design ”Macao” Bust Chess Set.  

One side natural ivory, the other stained cochineal red.

It is said that the natural ivory European king and queen represent

King Carlos 1 and Queen Marie Amelia of Portugal, the Portuguese

Chinese colony of Macau being the connection. The other red side

representing the Chinese Emperor, Empress , their court and army.

Some recent research has found that these sets were possibly also

produced in Canton for the English market.

Comes in period decorated lacquer chinese storage box.

Circa 1850.

The king stands 3.5 inches ( 9 cm. ) high.


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Unusual late Victorian travelling folding inlaid Chess Board

with turned rosewood and box wood round counters.

One side with the fine chess motifs impressed intro the

wood, the other with round turning design rings so as

to play Draughts or Checkers.

Board open 9.4 x 9.4 inches (24 x 24 cm.)

Counters .75 inches (2 cm.)  Diameter


Price including delivery  £680



 

Stock Number: no .522

Stock Number: no .719


Fine example of a late 18th century unusually tall Indian ivory

“Pepys” Chess Set. 

The quality of carving on this set is outstanding.

All the pieces smothered with intricate fine hand turned designs.

One side in natural ivory, the other stained an attractive faded green.

These sets were given the name “Pepys”, as a similar style set,

that was exhibited in the Museum of London, was by repute

presented by James II of England to Samuel Pepys, the celebrated

diarist, in the 17th century.

For similar set, see colour plate 9, in “Chessmen for Collectors”

by Victor Keats, Batsford Books, 1985. 

King 6.75 inches tall (17 cm.) 

Shown on a fine Indian Games Board for details see under “Boards”

Section Stock no. 222


Price on Application   




 

Fine early 19th century French Dieppe Bust Figural bone

Chess Set.

One side with the kings and queens as medieval royalty,

bishops as mitred clergy, knights as mounted horses, rooks

as round brickwork castellated towers and pawns as

French hussars soldiers. this side in natural carved bone.

The other side with African faces, unusually stained an

attractive very faded pale green.

French Dieppe sets with this theme of Europeans versus

Africans possibly depicts the interest and expansion by

the French in the 19th century of colonies in French Africa

such as French Senegal in competition with the British.

King 3.5 inches ( 9 cm. ) high


Price on Application

Stock Number: no .611

Stock Number: no .704

Unusual early 19th century English carved bone Chess Set

The segmented screwable pieces profusely carved with various designs.

The king topped with a maltese cross, queen with Prince of Wales

feathers, bishops, mitres, knights, horses heads and rooks as round

castellated towers. pawns with a small ball.

One side natural the other stained cochineal red.

Comes in period maroon leather covered lift up lid storage box

with sunken metal handle escutcheon.

King 3.35 inches ( 8.5 cm. )  high


Price including delivery £1250

Stock Number: no .237

Good Mahogany Cased Folding “In Status Quo” Traveling

Chess Set by Jaques of London .

The mahogany edges with impressed mark

“In Status Quo Chessboard.” and“Jaques Patentees London”

These ingenious traveling chess games were produced by Jaques

for train and ship journeys in the 19th century.

They have a novel mechanical locking system which enables the

players to lock the bone and brass chessmen in the satinwood

and rosewood inlaid mahogany cased wood board at any time

they wish. In full working order.

The playing pieces in carved an turned natural and red stained

bone with brass pegs. This game has the areas at each end to

put any taken men. Circa 1895

Board open 11.5 x 9 x 1 inches 

( 29.2 x 23 x 2.5 cm.)  


Price including delivery £880

19th century Jaques Advert

Good mid 19th century cased Cantonese carved ivory Chess Set. 

The Chinese side stained cochineal red and representing the Chinese

emperor and empress, dignitaries and the Chinese army. 

The natural ivory side with the kings and queens representing

George III and his queen Caroline, European bishops, mounted

horsemen as knights, rooks as elephants and pawns as foot soldiers.

Comes in Oriental inlaid lacquer storage box (distressed ).

King 4.33 inches (11cm.) high.


Price including delivery £1650

Stock Number: no .432

Stock Number: no . 209

Unusual German mid 20th century miniature figural Chess Set

The Bakelite type composition "Medieval " themed chess men

in white and red.

Contained in a round lift up lid fluted side storage box with

the black and white lid with a finely moulded horses knights

head and two figures on a chequered base to its top.

Stamped to the base Ges.Geschutzt  Made in Western Germany

Box inches 3.74 x 1.57 inches ( 9.5 x 4 cm.)

King 1.78 inches  (4.5 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £285

Mid 19th century Indian ivory Export Chess Set.

The kings and queens of chunky turned bulbous form

and the kings surmounted by maltese crosses. Bishops with

mitres, knights with horses heads and manes, rooks of round

chunky castellated towers and pawns as shaped bulbous form.

One side natural ivory the other stained cochineal red.

These sets have an attractive naif  look through the use of

foot operated ivory turning lathes, which leads to differences in

pieces particularly small pieces such as the pawns.

King 4.14 inches (10.5 cm.)  high.


Price including shipping £850

Rare and fascinating German miniature ivory Chess Set

contained in a Walnut with a brass hinged section

to gain access. The tiny turned and carved chessmen

of natural and stained black ivory. Circa 1890.

Walnut approx. 1.6 x 1.6 inches (4 x 4 cm.)

King approx. .2 inches (.5 cm.)


Price including delivery £380

A good late 19th century Cantonese and ivory figural puzzle ball

Chess Set. The kings and queens as Chinese royalty, bishops as

courtiers, knights as mounted horses, rook as elephants and pawns

as smaller mounted horses, all pieces standing on intricate

Chinese puzzle balls, one side natural ivory the other ivory stained

cochineal red. Comes with fine period Chinese gilt decorated black

lacquer shaped folding games board, the outside with a fine

chessboard and the interior a backgammon board complete with

thirty two fine Chinese filigree work ivory counters, one side

natural ivory the other stained ivory cochineal red.

King 6 inches ( 15 cm.) high

Board open 12.25 x 12.25 x 2 inches ( 31.12 x 31.12 x 5.08 cm.)  

Playing square size  x  (5 x 5 cm.)

Counter Diameter 1.2 inches ( 3cm.)

                      

Price including delivery £3300

Stock Number: no .403

Stock Number: no .140

An early 19th Century ivory miniature Calvert pattern chess set,

the turned and carved men of fine quality, the knights horses heads

of particularly fine carving, one side natural ivory, the other stained

cochineal red. John Calvert was made Master of the Worshipful

Company of Turners in 1819 and his business was at 189 Fleet Street,

London.

Together with a rare and fine 18th century Dutch/German inlaid

miniature travelling folding Games Board. Including ivory turned

backgammon men

King height 1.5 inches


Price including Delivery £1500



Interesting Swiss 19th century bone Miniature Chess Board

and Chess Set.

The bone board having a drawer in the carved frieze containing

the fine carved and turned bone tiny chessmen, one natural,

the other stained cochineal red.

Comes with later little metal tweezers that fit in the drawer,

King .8 inches ( 2cm.) high

Board .2.20 x 2.20 x .8 inches ( 5.6 x 5.6 x 2 cm.)

Tweezers  2 inches ( 5 cm. ) Long



Price including delivery  £680



Stock Number: no .581

Good English early 19th century carved and turned ivory

Lund pattern Chess Set.

The kings surmounted with maltese crosses , queens with

feather finals, bishop with mitres, knights with finely carved

horses heads , rooks of turned castellated round towers and

pawns with fine reeded ball tops. One side natural ivory

,the other stained an attractive Burgundy red.

The set is attributable to William Lund.

William Lund of 24 Fleet Street, London was one of the major

ivory carvers and turners of the 19th century.

Comes in a period domed top rosewood satinwood strung

lift up top storage box.

King 3.75 inches (9.5 cm.)


Price including delivery £1150

Good early 19th century French "Regence" design carved

and turned Chess Set

The pieces of beautiful grained dark Palisander wood and

cafe au alit coloured Boxwood.

The surfaces of an exceptional patina and colour.

The king of tiered form surmounted with a shaped crown,

the queen of tiered design.

The bishop with the traditional cut and notching to its top.

the knights of an elegant turned form, the rooks as round

castellated towers and the pawns with typical French bell

shaped bases. Comes in a lift up top pine storage box.

This style of set named after the famous Café de la Regence

in Paris a haunt of the major chess players and celebrities

of yore including Philidor,Saint-Amant ,Staunton,Voltaire,

Robespierre and even Napoleon.

King 9cm. high


Price including delivery £1550


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Stock Number: no .450

Stock Number: no .387

A very fine quality Victorian Thuya wood Games Box. Having fine engraved brass strap work and Cornelian round stone moumts decoration. The satinwood lined interior revealing various games including, a Staunton pattern ivory chess set, ivory turned backgammon/draught men, two ivory whist markers, engraved brass Cribbage and Bezique boards with ivory marker pegs and six ivory dice.

The lift up top section revealing two ivory dice shakers, period playing cards, red and white gambling counters and  a quantify of gambling small conch shells.

To the inside of the lid a finely inlaid folding chess and backgammon board.

Size 12.5 x 9.75 x 6.3 inches ( 32 x 24.75 x 16 cm.}


Price including delivery £2850

A very fine quality Victorian Thuya wood decorated casket of a

Compendium of Games

The casket having fine engraved brass strap work and Cornelian

round stone mounts decoration.

The satinwood lined interior revealing various games including,

a Staunton pattern ivory chess set, ivory turned

backgammon/draught men, two ivory whist markers,

engraved brass Cribbage and Bezique boards with ivory marker

pegs and six ivory dice.

The lift up top section revealing two ivory dice shakers,

period playing cards, red and white gambling counters

and  a quantify of gambling small conch shells.

To the inside of the lid a finely inlaid folding chess and

backgammon board. Circa 1865

Size 12.5 x 9.75 x 6.3 inches ( 32 x 24.75 x 16 cm.}


Price including delivery £2850