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Chessmen (32)

Date:
mid-19th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Bone, ivory
Dimensions:
Height (queen): 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm);
Height (king): 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm);
Height (bishop): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm);
Height (knight): 2 3/8 in. (6 cm);
Height (rook): 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm);
Height (pawn): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Chess Sets
Credit Line:
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Accession Number:
48.174.15a–p, aa–pp
Not on view
This set suggests some of the qualities to be seen in the design that was registered as Staunton in 1849 (see No. 97). Although somewhat crude in workmanship, it still embodies some of the elegance and decorative quality that were features of early nineteenth-century pieces.
Alexander Hammond , Slough, England ; Gustavus A. Pfeiffer , New York (until 1948; to MMA)
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