19th-Century Directoire Ivory and Ebony Chess Set

 
     
     
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A "Directoire Pattern" ivory and ebony chess set, France, Directoire period, the bishops with domed finials, in a 19th century Indian carved wooden box with foliate decoration, the king 8cm high, the pawn 4.5cm high.

Note: I refer to this type of set as the Directoire pattern to differentiate it from the Régence pattern. Auction houses and some other collectors also refer to this pattern as Régence.

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