Chess set, 1750-1780
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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According to Smith (see below), the shape of the knight indicates that the set probably was made in France, as the knight has the distinct form of French chess sets of the period: the top of the piece is flattened, indented in the center, and rimmed (rather like a hat). The pieces are either natural or stained a dark brown. Terms of Use Credits