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London, United Kingdom
DoneThu, Apr 14, 2005 12:00 PM GMT

Fine Chess Sets and Traditional Games

Our second Fine Chess Sets & Traditional Games' auction offers collectors the chance to acquire many desirable and scarce gaming items. The auction includes Jaques & Staunton chess sets, antique chess sets from the 17th to 19th centuries, rare books, vintage games, playing cards and chess ephemera. Highlights include a collection of rare Flemish Ivory and Ebony Chessmen from the 17th Century wearing the dress of the period estimated to realize £2000-3000. A large selection of Indian and Russian sets contain some highly intricate carvings - these make extremely desirable decorative pieces for the home. More recent sets have topical and humourous depictions of The French Revolution, the American Civil War, American Folk Art as well as Minimalist styles.