Miniature bone chess set housed in a walnut

Miniature bone chess set housed in a walnut

some years ago I purchased a miniature set in damaged condition, but not quite complete. Having shown the damaged set to well known Dutch collector Michael Melching, who encouraged me to try to fix the pieces, I had a go with limited success, however getting all the...
Small Ayres weighted set early 20th century

Small Ayres weighted set early 20th century

When I started playing chess back in 1965, I fondly remember playing with a small boxwood set in our school library. then the following Christmas my mother gave me a set made in eastern Europe with a varnished finish, with a glossy shine on the lightish board. then...