Very rare, most likely a unique chess set with fitted box in the Arts and Crafts style, circa 1890. This extraordinary chess set is made of hand carved English oak. Each piece is in the form of a variety of chairs from thrones to stools.The two sides are differentiated by one set in purple velvet upholstery and the other side in a Jacquard pattern. One set of men are also varnished and the others, plain wood. This amazing set is housed in a custom built, velvet-lined box. The box is 30cm high x 41cm deep and 22cm wide. The largest pieces are 25cm high, the 3-leg chairs 11cm each and the stools 7cm etc.
This set dates to circa 1890 and given its age, is in overall excellent condition. There are some minor issues with 2 of the thrones the Queens? In that the front legs have been damaged but are easy to restore.
I have not seen anything like this before and can find nothing like it on the internet. The item "Stunning, Unique Arts And Crafts Chess Set Depicted As Carved Chairs" is in sale since Wednesday, June 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "geist1960" and is located in Oldham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.