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REF3043 Fine Italian “Piemontesi” chessmen & Box.
Circa 1840 - 1880

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Rare Italian Chessmen one side boxwood other side ebonised boxwood. Attractive style of Chessmen known as the “Piemontesi” type with attractive thick disc base pieces, kings and queens with cut collars , all the pieces turned & carved from single pieces of wood, including the knights and rooks. This is a good example using a good seasoned boxwood , with excellent patiana.

The set retains anatural polished finish with rich patination.

A rare set , this style was predominantly from North Italy , coming in different qualites from cheaper woods such as fir or birch to the more expensive and more robust boxwood.

Kings 5.8 CM Tall

Set comes in a continental European lift top box of similar period.
For further information on Piemontesi sets and other Italian chessmen see the superb publication “ANTIQUE ITALIAN CHESS SETS” By Massimiliano De Angelis.

These are genuine antiques! Great to play and a good investment.

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All the sets go through a professional workshop before they go online, any minor faults such as chips or splits are restored, therefore the sets are all in excellent condition.

Please note all prices include postage/shipping charges and Insurance valuation.

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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