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Large Antique Bone Barleycorn Chess Set/Pieces, Mid C19th: k=11.6cm Olde English
Mid 1800s Bone Barleycorn set, or Olde English Set. Beautifully hand turned/carved pieces cut from normal (cow) bone as was traditional with barleycorn sets. All original pieces. Red pieces retain their original colour well, some have been expertly touched up in places with original Cochineal dye leaving a nice, uniform color with no wear and no signs of restoration
In excellent condition despite age- All pieces in a good state with no damage except for one of the red rooks with One of its sevenbattlements chipped off (last photo below); All red pieces with good surfaces, no visible wear to the red finish. White pieces all with good color too. Some wear to the red-finish on the underside of some of the red bases.
All 4 flags in good condition, 3 have been glued in unfortunately, one can be removed for play.