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Chess Pieces (thirty-two chessmen, a complete set)

Artist/maker unknown, French

Geography:
Made in Lyon, France, Europe

Date:
c. 1800

Medium:
Boxwood and ivory

Dimensions:
King: 3 9/16 x 1 1/4 inches (9 x 3.2 cm) Queen: 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (8.3 x 3.2 cm) Bishop: 2 1/4 x 1 1/16 inches (5.7 x 2.7 cm) Knight: 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches (8.9 x 2.9 cm) Rook: 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches (5.4 x 2.9 cm) Pawn: 1 3/4 x 7/8 inches (4.4 x 2.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1964-91-25(1--32)

Credit Line:
Gift of John F. Harbeson, 1964

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Label:
Turned (shaped on a lathe) pieces, such as these wood and ivory examples, were made in and around Lyon, France, and are traditionally called “Lyon-type.”