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Chess Sets122 of 144Antique Ivory Chess Set - Origins? Age?Chinese Ivory? Chess Set
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Posted 6 years ago

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Found this the other day, its an old chess set in turned wood and sterling silver. I know that old chess sets are very collectible and can be quite valuable, so I want to try to identify it. It was real cheap, only $25, and I got another one in solid ivory that I'll be posting. Does anyone know anything about old chess sets? Its age or origins? I saw some Arabic/Muslim ones that looked similar. Thanks for looking!

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    You are on a roll! Goodness!
  2. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Lol thanks Amber, I have been doing well lately, lots of great stuff!
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Jason, its actually not marked anywhere, I tested it with acid
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    Looks like I've ID'ed it, its a Muslim/Arabic set from the 19th century, I found one in an auction catalog.
  5. artislove artislove, 6 years ago
    wow that makes me want to play chess again way to go! and there is said that still waters have deep grounds i look forward to your next item thanks for sharing
  6. ComputoJon, 5 years ago
    Incidentally, this chess set will be displayed in an exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame, May 3 - Sept 15.
  7. ComputoJon, 2 years ago
    Hello, no worries, the set isn't for sale anyway! However, if anyone is interested in some information on antique chess sets, my collection is online at, and I write a monthly column for -- here's a list of the columns to date (in reverse chron order)

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