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Title: Chessmen (32) and box
Date: ca. 1885
Medium: Olive wood, leather, glass
Height (each queen): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm);
Height (each king): 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm);
Height (each bishop): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm);
Height (each knight): 2 3/8 in. (6 cm);
Height (each rook): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm);
Height (each pawn): 2 in. (5.1 cm);
Overall (original box): 1 3/4 × 12 1/2 × 10 1/4 in. (4.4 × 31.8 × 26 cm)
Classification: Chess Sets
Credit Line: Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Accession Number: 48.174.16a–p, aa–pp, r
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