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REF1181 Fine large Pepys set
Circa 1770-1800

Large fine example of the Pepys type chess set one side stained green other side left natural.. The pieces with exceptional detail , good squat “onion” shaped bases to major pieces as well as pawns. The knights finally carved with unusual flower decoration heads.

CHESS BOARD NOT INCLUDED. For boards please see Chess & Backgammon boards section

A magnificent example the best to appear on the market for sometime , for a similar example see Bonham’s London Lot 117 , Sale May 2010 # 17975

Kings 16 cm Tall

The set was named the Pepys set as a similar set was presented to the London Museum by the Pepys Cockerell family. There have been many publications on this impressive design including, Gareth Williams “Master Pieces” Page 104 , “Schach Partie Durch Zeiten und Welten”, Page 190…


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Tim Millard is one of the leading specialist dealers buying & selling Chess Sets & Backgammon boards with an extensive stock of antique sets ranging from fine Staunton sets by Jaques to fine European, Chinese & Indian Sets.

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