Samuel Pepys set and board

The Pepys design is named after the 17th century English diarist Samuel Pepys, who (as legend has it) was presented with such a style set by James II of England. More recent scholarship challenges this view, because no such chess set was found in Pepys' inventory of possessions.

This set and board date from the late 1700's. The pieces are carved in ivory, and the board has inlaid ivory floral patterns.

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Samuel Pepys set and board
Samuel Pepys Set - Assorted Pieces
Samuel Pepys Set - Green Pieces
Samuel Pepys Set - White Pieces
Samuel Pepys Set - Backgammon
 
Samuel Pepys Chess Board
Samuel Pepys Set with Folded Board
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