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REF1567 Bears of Berne chess Set box & Board
Circa 1870-1890

A Swiss carved softwood “Bears of Berne” chess set. Kings & queens as bears with crown and coronet, bishops carved as two dancing bears, knights carved as two bears “piggy backing” , rooks as towers with bears and pawns as carved as bears with rifles.

A fine example with amusing well carved figures.

The carved figures standing on plinth base and all carved from one piece.
Set comes in walnut carved box same period as set and with softwood and various fruitwood board same origin and period as set.

Board 48 CM      Squares 4.6 CM    Kings 9 CM Tall

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Instalment / lay away plans welcome.

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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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