Lot #R173. Kenyan Zebrawood and African Blackwood Abstract Chessmen

$295.00

This lot features a set of Danish Hypermodern Teak and Ebony Chessmen, crafted from Teak and Gabon Ebony. The King stands4-5/8″ by 1-0″. The Chess pieces are unweighted. These abstract chessmen are somewhat reminiscent of the 1960s iconic Anri modernist Space Age chessmen by Arthur Elliott.

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Description

Kenyan Zebrawood and African Blackwood Abstract Chessmen.

This lot features a set of hand-carved Kenyan Zebrawood and African Blackwood Abstract Chessmen. These minimalist style pieces are hand carved from blocks of seasoned Zebrawood and African Blackwood. The King stands 6-0″ tall with a 1-1/8″ base. The Chess pieces are weighted and rest atop red felt base pads. This abstract design is somewhat reminiscent of many 1960s iconic modernist chessmen.  The chess pieces play and display best on a frameless wooden chessboard with square sizes of 2-1/4″. The contemporary chessboard shown is not included but a suitable chessboard can be found here. The chessmen and Zebrawood storage case are in excellent condition. The chess pieces were carved in Nairobi, Kenya and were likely produced in India around 1960.

 

 

Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions16 × 12 × 8 in

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