An African Tribal thornwood figural chess set, Nigeria, circa 1950,
Lot 126
An African Tribal thornwood figural chess set, Nigeria, circa 1950,
Sold for £26 (US$ 44) inc. premium
Lot Details
An African Tribal thornwood figural chess set,
Nigeria, circa 1950,
one side in a dark hardwood, the other side in a lighter wood, kings as tribal elders, queens bearing pots on their heads, knights as giraffes, rooks as tribal huts, pawns as monkeys, the king 7cm high, the pawn 5cm high; together with a Mexican bone chess set, circa 1950, one side painted black, the other side left natural, kings and queens with stepped turrets, knights as horses' heads with reins, rooks as turrets, pawns as arms and hands clenching daggers, in a wooden chess board/box, the king 13.5cm high, the pawn 5cm high; and an "Old English Pattern" boxwood and ebony chess set, presumably by Jaques, in a wooden box with a sliding lid, and trade label for J. Jaques & Son Ltd, London, the king 10cm high, the pawn 5cm high (3).
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