Decorative Arts Auction

December 05, 2016

LOT 138

Lot 138

English Turned and Carved Ivory Chess Set, 19th century

English Turned and Carved Ivory Chess Set, 19th century
Lot 138 Details
English Turned and Carved Ivory Chess Set, 19th century

with conventionalized pieces, the monarchs and rooks with ‘running bond’ brick patterned bodies
king height 4.1" — 10.4 cm.

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


In substantially good condition, with cracks to mid sections of both queens and minor loss to collar of one white bishohp.

LOT 138

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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