VINTAGE CHESS SET K 120 mm AND BOARD LARGE MADAGASCAR MERINA TRIBE AFRICA. A LARGE VINTAGE AFRICAN CHESS SET PROBABLY FROM 1970-80s? 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 REPRESENTING THE TRIBE CHIEF AND WIFE, WITCH DOCTORS AS BISHOPS, BUFFALOS AS KNIGHTS THE ROOKS ARE MERINA TRIBE HUTS, THE PAWNS FOOT SOLDIERS.
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 BOXWOOD LIKE AND MAKASSAR EBONY (black set) THE CHESSMEN PLATE HAS A NICE SMOOTH AND SHINY FINISH. THE TALLEST PIECE IS THE KING AND QUEEN 120 mm THE BASE IS 29 mm APPROX THE PAWNS IS 80 mm THE BASES ARE ABOUT 20 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 BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL CHESS CABINET- BOARD IN PHOTOS IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS SALE, THE STRUCTURE IS MADE FROM SOLID RED WOOD PROBABLY MAHOGANY AND THERE ARE 2 DRAWS IN 2 SIDE LINED WITH WINE COLOR FELT WHERE TO STORE THE PIECES SEPARATELLY, THE PLAYING SURFACE IS RAISED FROM THE FRAME, THERE 4 SHORT SIDES TO KEEP THE CAPTURED PIECES BEATIFULLY INLAID WITH DIFFERENT QUALITY WOOD VENEERS DIPTCHING NICE AFRICAN LANDSCAPE, WITH INLAY BANDING ALL AROUND THE PERIMETER, THE SQUARES ARE INLAID WITH MAHOGANY LIKE AND SATIN WOOD VENEER BEAUTIFUL SET SUITABLE FOR COLLECTORS AND PLAYERS.THERE ARE SHARP PART MOSTLY ON THE PAWN WHICH MAKE THIS SET UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDRENS. BOARD DIMENSION 42 cm OR JUST 16.5 ACROSS EACH SQUARE IS 35 mm. THE COMBINED UNWRAPPED WEIGHT 2.2 kg approx. THE SET COME FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION CONDITION REPORT CHESSMEN.
The carving were made by using ancient tools so is not perfect, there may be slight size differeneces and few natural wood imperfection on some pieces, part of the arm harm has been restored from black pawn and some of the weapon are missing from 3 white and 3 black pawns but the weapon are easy to re made , otherwise good for play and display. CHESS BOARD is a rustic African Art fact the board consequently is not perfect there are some marks and sign here and there otherwise good for play or display, as per photos 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................... Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.The item "VINTAGE CHESS SET K 120 mm AND BOARD LARGE MADAGASCAR MERINA TRIBE AFRICA" is in sale since Monday, June 8, 2020. 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.