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Early 19th c. Chinese Export Lacquer Chess board , with ivory Drafts, and Backgammon.

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Description: Early 19th c. Chinese Export Lacquer Chess, Drafts, and Backgammon board with associated  carved natural and stained ivory chess pieces.

The black lacquer is decorated with  gold in two colors, depicting figures and buildings  in  landscapes

Origin: China Canton.

Circa:  1840

Materials: Lacquer, ivory 

Size: Board when closed 49.7cm by 25.1cm  by 9.3cm: 

Condition: The  Chinese lacquer in good original condition overall.  There has been some chipping (as can be seen in the pictures ) to the lacquer at the edges. This has been carefully and professionally consolidated and filled one of the castles is missing a flag. some of the pawns are missing swords.

 

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This Chess set went to the Chichester Festival Theatre

In Praise of Love

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The black lacquer is decorated with  gold in two colors, depicting figures and buildings  in  landscapes

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There has been some chipping (as can be seen in the picture on the right) to the lacquer at the edges. This has been carefully and professionally consolidated and filled

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With the Board are a boxed set of  turned and carved  draughts/backgammon pieces. There are 16 natural ivory and 16 stained ivory pieces.

There are also two  turned and carved ivory dice shakers.

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 The inside is laid out for backgammon.

 

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There are also two  turned and carved ivory dice shakers.

The ivory dice shakers are turned and carved with scenes of Oriental life

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 The carved  draughts/backgammon pieces have depictions of oriental life

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The chess set in natural and stained ivory has real personality.

 

Dimensions of chess pieces.

King:  3.8 inches tall (9.8cm)
Queen: 3.5 :inches tall. (9cm)
Bishop: 2.6 inches tall. (6.8cm)
Knight: 2.4 inches tall. (6cm)
Rook: 2.8 inches tall. (7cm)
pawn:  1.8 :inches tall. (4.6cm)

 

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