Lot #V027. French Regѐnce Inspired Chessmen.

$2,995.00

French Regѐnce Inspired Chessmen., Natural and red-stained. This style of chessmen dates to the Early Victorian Period and probably the 1820s. The King stands 3-3/4″ tall with a 1-1.4″ diameter base. The chessmen are in excellent condition.

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French Regѐnce Inspired Chessmen.

French Regѐnce Inspired Chessmen.

A set of French Regѐnce-inspired chessmen, natural and red-stained. The pieces are quite massive with a King that stands 3-3/4” – without a finial, and a 1.4” diameter base. The Pawns and Bishops are clearly From the French Regѐnce genre, The Rooks and Knights are quite similar, except for the lack of the typical Regѐnce bulbous stems. The Kings and Queens are stylized crowns, mounted atop a long, conical frustum, only distinguishable by their respective sizes.  Unlike the classic French Regѐnce sets, there is little chance of confusing the Pawns, Bishops and Queens, although a further improvement would be the addition of a King’s finial. The set is difficult to date but based on the Knight design and the hue of the white chess pieces, it would appear to have been made in the early 19th century.

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Additional information

Weight8 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 10 in

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