French Northern Upright Ivory Set with Box, mid 19th century

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A "Northern Upright" ivory chess set, one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with urn shaped finials, queens with dome shaped finials, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses' heads with flowing manes, rooks as turrets, pawns with ball finials, in a fitted mahogany box, the interior lined in green velvet plush, the hinged lid with decorative beading and ebony inlaid star motifs, the king 10cm high, the pawn 5.5cm high.

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