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REF3379 Bears of Berne chess set box & board
Circa 1870-1890

A Swiss carved boxwood “Bears of Berne” chess set.
The pieces carved as bears upon tunred plinths. Kings with crown and mitre, Queens with coronet and cub, bishops as large bears holding staffs, knights as bears riding hobby horses, rooks as tuend towers with opposing bear imprisoned inside. Pawns as bears with sticks.

A fine example with detailed carving fine patina.

A mahogany raised chess board with attractive mahogany, ebony and boxwood bordered chess board. The squares inlaid in boxwood & walnut.

Retains original French polished finish. Board dates same period as the chessmen.

Set comes in oak lift top storage box.

Kings 9 CM Tall Board 38 CM Squares 4.4 CM

Includes shipping & insurance valuation.

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

Instalment / lay away plans welcome.

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£ 4200 GBP (British pounds)

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