Swiss Ivory Set and Ivory/Bone Board-Box, 19th Century

 
     
     
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19th century Swiss carved and turned bone and ivory small chess board-box, the lid of the box with a decorated penwork black and natural chessboard; friezes with typical Swiss carved and pierced decorative panels on all sides; the board opening on two brass hinges and the interior lined with black velvet, containing the carved and turned tiered style natural and black stained miniature chess set. The decorative panels are very similar to early 19th century Swiss miniature furniture and Alpine chalet models, produced around 1840. Casket 15 x 15 x 4 cm, King size 6.5 cm.
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