ANTIQUE IVORY CHESS SET SIGNED PRE-BAN TEA STAINED
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Sold Date: 12/28/2008
Channel: Online Auction
This pre-ban elephant ivory chess set is simply lovely in style and detail. Given to me by a friend who I believe got it while overseas during WWII, this is a beautiful set which deserves to be enjoyed by someone who actively plays and/or who is a collector of antique sets. Low starting bid and low reserve.
King measures approximately 2" tall, pawns measure approximately 1 3/4". Each pawn is different. Board measures 14 3/4" x 14 3/4 ".
Tea stained pieces as well as natural light colored pieces grace the playing board, which is made of two different colors of wood.
The box holds pieces inside when not in use. The interior of the box is lined with velvet. Inside, t are two velvet covered boards that were originally hinged to the interior, with snap closures to hold pieces in place. Because of its age, the velvet hinges and snap tabs have deteriorated. However, the boards are still present, and continue to hold the pieces in place nicely. The playing surface is in very good condition, with a couple areas w the inlaid pieces have separated from each other with age.
Please scroll through all the pictures to get a feel for the depth, beauty and elegance of this set.
Any questionsâe¦ email me Please.
Please note: I did not clean these pieces prior to photographing...tfore, they show some velvet dust in places, from the box interior. This is not staining. Thank you!
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