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Chess Sets16 of 69bought this set at an auction and was told it was bought i  italy in the 1970's.  anybody know anything about it? # 13829262 - Inlaid Wood Table	$29.99	1	$29.99  Chess table from India
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Posted 1 year ago

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Don't know much about the set. I had a customer that was moving and I bought it from her. Each base is turned and looks to be made of Olive wood or Satin wood. Each piece has a turned and or carved bone or Ivory top. Ink has been applied for eyes and rosy cheeks. King and Queen are tall over 5 inches. Some top pieces broke and missing. Doesn't detract from the overall beauty of the set. Board is parquet satin wood over a plywood base that is hinged to hold all the pieces. The customer said they had it over 50 years. They used to travel overseas in the 50s -60s

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  1. jwendell222, 2 months ago
    Hi, this is a Mexican wood and bone set. Many of these sets were turned on primitive foot powered lathes. For more varieties of this type of set, go here:
    http://www.chess-museum.com/mexican-bone-chess-sets.html
    Regards, Jim
  2. Foundaroundtown Foundaroundtown, 2 months ago
    Thank you Jim

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