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Queen chess piece

Mandarin-style standing figure (female); elaborately dressed; flowers in hair on top, hair hanging down in back; right arm bent, fan in hand; left arm bent, tassel in hand; pulley shaped base; fine carving ; Red stain

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Rook chess piece

European figure standing atop a brick design two-tier tower; figure holding a flag with both hands; he wears a small brimmed hat; 'spokes' encircle each tier around its middle; circular pulley-shaped base; flag removable

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Unknown chess piece

Dish piece, sides convex; markings stained grain trim around edges stained red ; Red and green stain

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Queen chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure, a gallery at the middle, whose serrations curl over and hang downward; above base is a bowl-like structure with carved flower encircling it; near top is another bowl-like structure; unscrews at base ; Red stain

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Bishop chess piece

Carved, turned and drilled piece; tall narrow miter atop a serrated baluster stand; miter is drilled and serrated on both sides; domed base consisting of three serrated disks; flattened, dentated spheres near middle and smaller one above; unscrews under miter

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Rook chess piece

A small two tiered brick-carved tower atop a serrated baluster stand; upper tier of tower is dome-shaped; base consists of three serrated disks; a dentated flattened sphere around middle; tower unscrews

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King chess piece

Napoleon figure bust - arms not visible, wearing a hat (flat in front and back); head cocked slightly to right; wearing a mantle; carved strap over right shoulder; turned baluster stand ; Black stain

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Bishop chess piece

Non-figurative piece; turned baluster stand topped by a sphere; domed base; unscrews near base ; Brown stain

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Knight chess piece

Carved horse's head atop a turned baluster stand; red dots in eyes; domed base; head can be removed ; Brown stain

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Pawn chess piece

Small standing human figure wearing a flared pleated skirt holding a covered dagger in right hand; left hand by side; sash around waist; wearing a hat, black dots in eyes; mounted on turned disk ; Black paint

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Pawn chess piece

Small standing human figure; covered sword balanced on right shoulder; wearing a flared and pleated skirt, sash around waist; a small hat; right hand down at side; mounted on turned disk ; Red stain

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Knight chess piece

A horse's head atop a turned disk; mouth slightly open, teeth showing, nostrils flared, ears back, serrated mane; similar to Staunton knight

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Rook chess piece

A tower with a small rectangular building and triangular flag on top; tower has shallow carvings of a village scene; 4 windows, 2 archways; a domed base unscrews under tower ; Red stain

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Rook chess piece

A domed tower atop a baluster stand; serrated disk around dome; domed base, mushroom-shaped finial atop tower; unscrews under tower

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King chess piece

A carved horse's head atop a baluster stand; drilled nostrils, mouth open slightly; carved mane lies on both sides of neck; turned dome base; base unscrews

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Rook chess piece

Conical 2-tiered tower; petal-like projections separate top and bottom halves of tower; mounted atop a short baluster stand; ball shaped figure atop lower; upper tower unscrews, also unscrews above base

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Bishop chess piece

Human head atop a carved and turned pedestal base; figure wearing a rounded miter; baluster stand features a carved, pierced and undercut knop

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Rook chess piece

A slender 2-tiered tower-shaped figure mounted on a baluster stand; shallow, serrated balcony encircles upper tower; upper tower and domed base unscrew ; Brown stain

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Queen chess piece

Abstract non-living figure; gallery at middle section, with serrated edges which curve outward, also drilled near edges; gallery stands atop baluster stand; domed base; unscrews in 4 places

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Bishop chess piece

A human face carved onto a dentate miter mounted on a baluster stand; face has large ears, wears a conical hat; carved and turned base ; Green stain

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Rook chess piece

Tower figure with a gallery at the top; turned, drilled and carved; narrow post extends beyond gallery, is topped by a ball; two joint archways at bottom of tower; slat-like structures at middle of tower; pulley shaped base; gallery and base unscrew ; Brown stain

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Bishop chess piece

Standing human figure, wearing long robes, miter; sash around waist; right hand concealed in folds of robe, left hand on chest, curly hair; circular base ; Green/Blue paint

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King chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure; carved, turned and drilled; baluster-type stand; ball with concentric circle design tops figure; below ball, 2 shallow bowls with edges curled over; turned base; unscrews in three places

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Queen chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure; baluster type stand, topped by a concentric- circle design sphere; below ball, 4 disks, shallow bowl with edges that curl over hang down; unscrews in two places

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King chess piece

Abstract, non-living figure; baluster stand with cylinder at middle; near top is sphere (concentric circle design) above which is an umbrella -like figure; small, smooth sphere atop whole piece; serrated edges; unscrews at base, above and below ; Red stain

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