Lot #R172. Horn Continental Playing Chess Set

$195.00

A hand-turned Horn Continental Playing Chess Set. The King stands 4-0″ tall, 1-1/8″ diameter base. The chessmen are housed in their red velveteen covered fold-out case with elastic bands to secure the pieces in place. The pieces and box are in excellent condition. Circa 1970

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Horn Continental Playing Chess Set.

This offering is a Horn Continental Playing Chess Set. The pieces are individually turned from buffalo or Elk horn. The King stands 4-0″ tall with a 1-1/8″ diameter base. The chessmen are housed in a red velveteen fold out case with elastic straps to hold the individual chess pieces in place. The pieces play and display best on a chessboard with 1-7/8″ or 2″ squares. The antique English chessboard shown is not included, but a suitable board can be found here. The chessmen were probably produced around 1970.

The term Continental Playing set is used to describe a range of English and European Playing chess sets, primarily fabricated from wood, and made mostly, but not uniquely, in England during the 19th century. This poplar chess set design is characterized by narrow turned bodied Kings and Queens with minimal adornments. Continental Playing Chess Sets first appeared at the beginning of the 19th century and were in common use through the early 20th Century. This set is relatively modern and most likely produced in Asia.

Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions16 × 14 × 8 in

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