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The Washington Luxury Bone Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

The set is known as the Washington Chess set because one was owned by George Washington during the 1770s. Washington's actual chess set is currently on display at the US National Museum in Washington, DC.One side is stained red, the other is natural camel bone. , the kings have a very unusual "spikey" crown crenellations, the queens have ball tops, the bishops feature open mitres, knights as horses' heads and the rooks are represented as turrents with highly detailed brick work.

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Early 18th Century (Circa 1770) Washington-Style Chess Pieces

The set is known as the Washington Chess set because one was owned by George Washington during the 1770s. Washington's actual chess set is currently on display at the US National Museum in Washington, DC.

One side is stained red, the other is natural camel bone. , the kings have a very unusual "spikey" crown crenellations, the queens have ball tops, the bishops feature open mitres, knights as horses' heads and the rooks are represented as turrents with highly detailed brick work.

During the Revolutionary War, he was dining one day at headquarters when Mrs. Washington asked him what entertainment he had recourse to. George responded, “I read, my lady, and write, and play chess….”

 

 THESE ARE ACTUAL HAND CARVED BONE CHESSMEN

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ISBN Does not apply
Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Material(s) Camel Bone
Fitted Coffer Compatible? Fits in Fitted Coffer
King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
King Base Diameter 1.625'' inch / 4.13 cm
Recommended Chess Board Size 2.375" inch / 6.0 cm, 2.5" inch / 6.4 cm
Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
Median Set Weight Natural Bone - No Additional Weighting
Total Number of Pieces 32 Chess Pieces

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  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Engraved Registered Plaque
  • Individual Production Number

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The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.


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