French Encyclopedie Diderot Style Set, 18th Century

 
     
     
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Very few of these 18th century French playing sets have survived. This set is very similar to the one pictured in Diderot's Encyclopedie, dated 1776. King size 9 cm.

Here is Diderot's pictured chess set:

http://www.crumiller.com/chess/chess_pages/books/DiderotEngravings1776.htm.

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