Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe

Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe
Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe

Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe

VINTAGE CHESS SET AND LARGE COMPEDIUM GAMES BOX GAMADAGASCAR MERINA TRIBE AFRICA. A LARGE VINTAGE AFRICAN COMPENDIUM GAMES BOX , INCLUDING CHESS SET, BACKGAMMON, SCRABLE, INTERNATIONAL CHECKERS AND FANARONA PROBABLY FROM 1970-80s? THE WHOLE THING IS IN LOVELY BARELY USED CONDITION, THE STRUCTURE IS MADE FROM SOLID YROKO WOOD THE COLURED INLAY ARE MADE FROM SELECTED WOOD VENEERS SUCH MAKASSAR EBONY, SAPELE MAHOGANY, POPLAR MOCHA, ALSO YELLOW BIRCH AND MORE, ALL THE INLAY WORK ARE NICELY EXECUTED, AND THE WOODWORK IS SMOOTH WITH A LOVELY SHINY FINISH, IT IS A WORK OF ART VERY UNCOMMON FOR AFRICAN ART FACT REALLY WELL MADE, ON THE FRONT BOS THERE IS A LARGE TRY ON THE BOTTOM FOR ALL THE CHESSMEN AND THE OTHER GAMES COUNTERS, JUST ABOVE THERE ARE 2 DOUBLE GAMES BOARD WHICH ARE SLOT IN EASY TO TAKE THEM OUT FOR PLAY , IS A RARE MADAGASCAR COMPENDIUN GAMES NOT OFTEN UP FOR SALE THE CHESS TOP IS NICELY INLAID WITH MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD AND A MELLOW WOOD SIMILAR TO BEECH WOOD WITH EBONY EDGINGAROUND EACH SQUARES, THE COULRED PERIMETER BANDING IS INLAID WITH POPLAR, ROSEWOOD, MAHOGANY AND MACASSAR EBONY, EACH SQUARE IS 42mm APPROX, THE CHESS PIECES REPRESENTING THE HIRARCHY OF THE MERINA TRIBE MADAGASCAR ISLAND THE MERINA TRIBE IS THE LARGEST EHTNIC GROUP AMONG THE 18 MADAGASCAR TRIBES AND IS 26% OF THE POPULATION VERY POWERFUL TRIBE. THE QUEEN AND KING ARE THE TRIBE CHIEF AND WIFE, WITCH DOCTORS AS BISHOPS, BUFFALOS AS KNIGHTS THE ROOKS ARE MERINA HUTS, THE PAWNS BUSHMEN.

THIS IS A LARGE CHESS SET IN WHICH EACH PIECES WAS INDIVIDUALLY HAND CRAFTED WITH NICE DETAILS, THE PIECES ARE CARVED FROM A SIGLE LOG OF SOLID LIGHT COLOUR WOOD PROBABLY BOXWOOD AND MACASSAR EBONY (black set) THE CHESSMEN ARE WELL HAND CARVED AND ARE HEAVIER THAN COMMON SETS, THE WOOD PLATE HAS A NICE SMOOTH FINISH. THE TALLEST PIECE IS THE KING AND KING 121 mm OR JUST OVER 4.5 THE BASE IS 24 mm APPROX THE PAWNS IS 80 mm THE BASES ARE ABOUT 23 mm APPROX. THIS SET IS NOT A REPRODUCTION IS A GENUINE QUALITY AFRICAN ART FACT THE PIECES ARE HAND CARVED BY USING ANCIENT TOOLS & TECNIQUES SO THERE ARE SLIGHT DIFFERENCES AMONG THE PIECES THE BACKGAMMON SET INCLUDE 3 WOODEN DICE AND A TURNED SHAKER, THE COUNTER ARE MADE FROM MACASSAR EBONY AND BOXWOOD THE DIAM IS 17mm THE CHECKERS COUNTERS ARE LARGER AND THE DIAM IS 27mm THE FANORONA GAME IS A TRADITIONAL MADAGASCAR GAME SIMILAR TO DRAUGTHS DATING FROM 1500s THE GAME BOARD IS ON THE REVERSE OF THE BACKGAMMON BOARD, THE COUNTERS ARE SMALL HORSES LIKE CHESS KNIGHTS REALLY CUTE AND INCLUDED AS PER PHOTOS THE SCRABLE GAME BOARD IS ON THE REVERSE OF THE CHECKERS BOARD, THERE ARE 4 MAHOGANY RACKS FOR THE TILES WHICH ARE HAND CRAFTED FROM BOXWOOD AND MACASSAR EBONY THE DIMENSION ARE 20 X 20 mm.

BEAUTIFUL SET SUITABLE FOR FAMILY FUN ALSO COLLECTORS AND PLAYERS. CABINET DIMENSION 4O cm OR 15.75 X 14.2cmHIGH cm. THE COMBINED UNWRAPPED WEIGHT 7.9 kg approx.

THE SET COME FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION CONDITION REPORT. The carving were made by using basic tools so are not perfect, there may be slight size differeneces and few natural wood imperfection on some pieces, the chess board is in good condition there are only few marks probably from storage and there is a natural hairline to 1 rosewood squares, the other games boards are in similar or better condition same for the counters , good for play and display. I have described this lot at the best of my knowledge also how I see it so please take a look to the photos provided and make up your mind. GERMANY, FRANCE, BELGIUM NETHERLAND, LUXEMBOURG...................

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The item "VINTAGE AFRICAN CHESS SET AND LARGE COMPEDIUM GAMES BOX MADAGASCAR MERINA TRIBE" is in sale since Saturday, April 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess".

The seller is "jacqueline3663" and is located in Bristol/Avon. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Vintage African Chess Set And Large Compedium Games Box Madagascar Merina Tribe