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Marble Chess Set
Located in Richmond, VA
Beautiful vintage black and white marble chess board with brass inlay and 32 chess pieces
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20th Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Marble, Brass

Marble Chess Set
Marble Chess Set
H 1.5 in W 9.75 in D 9.75 in
Marble Chess Set
Located in Denton, TX
Black and white marble chess board. A classic for chess lovers that also looks great as a home
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Marble

Marble Chess Set
Marble Chess Set
H 0.88 in W 14 in D 13.88 in
Vintage 1970's Backgammon and Chess Set
Located in Doylestown, PA
Vintage 1970's backgammon and chess set depicting the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, 1519-21
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Folk Art Game Boards

Materials

Stone

Vintage 1970's Backgammon and Chess Set
Vintage 1970's Backgammon and Chess Set
H 1.875 in W 23.5 in D 18.25 in
Oversized Wooden Chess Set, 1980s USSR
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large oversized folding wooden chess set made in the USSR in the 1980s. Box unfolds into chess
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Vintage 1980s American Game Boards

Materials

Wood

3L Shatranj Chess Set by Madheke
Located in Geneve, CH
3L Shatranj chess set by Madheke Dimensions: W 54.8 D 54.8 H 9.5 cm Materials: Leather, Metal
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2010s Indian Modern Game Boards

Materials

Brass, Nickel

3L Shatranj Chess Set by Madheke
3L Shatranj Chess Set by Madheke
H 3.75 in W 21.58 in D 21.58 in
1990s Michael Graves Chess and Checkers Postmodern Set Maplewood Board Modern
Located in Philadelphia, PA
1990s Michael Graves Chess and Checkers Postmodern Set Maplewood Modern Board. Item features a
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1990s Modern Toys

Materials

Maple

1960s Alberto Giacometti Inspired Brutalist Bronze Chess Set. Italy
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Wonderful vintage 1960s era artisan handcrafted bronze Brutalist / Modernist chess set in the style
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Vintage 1960s Italian Brutalist Game Boards

Materials

Brass

Sculptural Italian Chess Set in the Style of Alberto Giacometti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chess set, brass, bronze, Italy, 1960s Wonderful, modernist chess set made in the style of Italian
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Nelson Chess Set in Corno Italiano and Palladium-Plated Brass, Mod. 3010
By Arcahorn Srl., A. Andreucci
Located in Recanati, Macerata
A modern interpretation of the iconic game of chess, our Nelson chess set will delight generations
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Game Boards

Materials

Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Black and White Chess Board
Located in Westwood, NJ
strategic play. The set includes intricately designed chess pieces, finished in matching black and white to
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Black and White Chess Board
Black and White Chess Board
H 10.5 in W 31 in D 31 in
Antique Style Wooden Chess Board
Located in Westwood, NJ
strategic play. The set includes intricately designed chess pieces, finished in matching colors to enhance
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Antique Style Wooden Chess Board
Antique Style Wooden Chess Board
H 5 in W 23 in D 23 in
e15 Nona Leather Chess Board and Chess Figures by Annabelle Klute in STOCK
By e15
Located in New York, NY
black, Chess figures set, L240 W120 H90 mm, 16 x clear lacquered, 16 x black lacquered, HS-Code 44201190
Category

2010s German Game Boards

Materials

Leather, Oak

Vintage Italian Marble Large Chess 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Vintage Italian Marble Large Chess set from the 1980s is a luxurious and visually striking
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Marble, Metal

Green and White Customizable Chess Board
Located in Westwood, NJ
strategic play. The set includes intricately designed chess pieces, finished in matching colors to enhance
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Black and White Chess Board with Storage
Located in Westwood, NJ
strategic play. The set includes intricately designed chess pieces, finished in matching black and white to
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian French Provincial Game Boards

Materials

Wood

21st Century Italian Leather Chess Board with Brass Pieces Handcrafted in Italy
By Pinetti
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
perfectly matches with the timeless beauty of genuine leather. A full chess and checkers set that doesn't go
Category

2010s Italian Modern Game Boards

Materials

Brass

Chessboard
By Tarek Elkassouf
Located in Beirute, LB
circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight over the chess board. A chess set stripped bare, refined and
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2010s Lebanese Minimalist Game Boards

Materials

Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Chessboard
Chessboard
H 0.4 in W 11.82 in D 11.82 in
Handmade Miniature Travelling Chess Set Game walnut Inlaid box, circa 1920
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good quality handmade Miniature or travelling wood chess set game of 32 pieces in its own
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Early 20th Century British Folk Art Games

Materials

Brass

Chess Set with Crusader and Saracen Figures An interesting slant on the game
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Chess Set with Crusader and Saracen Figures An interesting slant on the game of chess, these large
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Early 2000s Folk Art Games

Materials

Resin

Modernist Folk Art Acrylic on Canvas "Quincy Market" W.N.Y. Artist George Grace
Located in Buffalo, NY
coined to describe the art of George Grace: technoluminism. Applying the idea of the “Civilized
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Vintage 1980s American Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Marcel Dzama Where All Harmonies are Tuned Limited Edition Print
By Phaidon
Located in New York, NY
Print Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish Measures: 17.00
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2010s American Prints

Materials

Paper

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21st Century Howard Chess Table Walnut Wood
Located in RIO TINTO, PT
Chess is one of the most known classic strategy games. Originated in India, the history of chess goes back almost 1500 years until spread to the world. Regarded as the world’s strong...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Dining Room Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

21st Century Howard Chess Table Walnut Wood
21st Century Howard Chess Table Walnut Wood
H 29.93 in W 25.2 in D 25.2 in
'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Textile

Organic Modern Small Table Lamp Natural Wood Handmade Fluted Shade
By Isabel Moncada
Located in San Antonio, TX
PATA DE ELEFANTE SMALL table lamp was designed for the Atomic collection by Mexican artist Isabel Moncada. Named Pata de Elefante –Elephant's Foot– for the prominent shape at its ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Textile, Wood

Modern Round Side Table Black & White Top, Gold Stainless Steel Details
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
Modern round side table black & white top, gold stainless steel details Fuschia II side table is the ideal cocktail table for living rooms with whimsical elegance. With layers of br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Side Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Italian 70s Sculptural Art Brutalist Bronze Chess Set
Located in Halle, DE
Stunning chess set with cast bronze player pieces and hammered and patinated brass chessboard.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Brutalist Games

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Canopy Bed - US King
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Mid-Century Modern style canopy bed with a dramatic vertical slat back design. It has an architecturally inspired design that features Rich Walnut vertical slats, warmly contrasted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Organic Modern Floor Lamp Natural Wood Handmade Fluted Shade
By Isabel Moncada
Located in San Antonio, TX
PATA DE ELEFANTE floor lamp was designed for the Atomic collection by Mexican artist Isabel Moncada. Named Pata de Elefante –Elephant‘s Foot– for the prominent shape at its base. Se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Textile, Wood

Custom Round Mohair Velvet Ottoman with Oak Feet
Located in London, GB
Dagmar Design - Round Ottoman Custom-made ottoman developed & produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. These examples are upholstered in a mustard ...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet, Mohair, Oak

Trojan XXI Chess Table & Set
Located in Ostrava, CZ
Trojan, a coffee table at first sight, is hiding space that holds similar amount of fighters as a legendary Trojan horse. 32 chess pieces made by Towarna, are cast from concrete, one...
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2010s Czech Scandinavian Modern Game Tables

Materials

Concrete

Trojan XXI Chess Table & Set
Trojan XXI Chess Table & Set
H 19.69 in Dm 17.72 in
Jaques London Victorian Faux Book Chessboard Staunton Pieces & Hardwood Clock
By Jaques of London, House of Staunton
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Victorian Antique Jaques of London faux leather folding book chessboard with the original Staunton Chess set dating to circa...
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Antique 1880s English High Victorian Games

Materials

Leather, Hardwood, Boxwood

Antique Victorian Staunton Chess Pieces Set + Italian Marble Giltwood Chessboard
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this extremely rare original Victorian Staunton chess set with fine Italian marble giltwood chessboard A truly stunning and highly collectable ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Victorian Games

Materials

Marble

1950s Ceramic Viking Chess Pieces 'One Piece Missing'
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s Ceramic hand painted Viking chess set. One piece missing.
Category

Vintage 1950s Games

Materials

Ceramic

Modern Conchula Armchair, Swivel, Pink Bouclé, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Conchula Swivel Armchair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Conchula armchair is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Bicolor Travertine Chess Game Angelo Mangiarotti Style, Italy, 1970s
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Rome, IT
Rare modernist chess game in two colored travertine in the style of Italian design Angelo Mangiarotti. Made in Italy in the 1970s. The minimalistic design of this game set will...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Games

Materials

Travertine, Marble

Italian Alabaster 4 Inch Velvet Lined Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Square Alabaster box with brass banding at closure. The lid is not hinged but pulls completely off to reveal a brown velvet interior. The Amber or Gold color alabaster is a wonder...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Bespoke Round Italian Dining Table in Travertine
Located in London, London
Travertine dining table Made to order in Italy Round top Honed or polished finish Rounded or straight edges Travertine pedestal. The photos show a variance of tables we have ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Travertine

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Alabaster Chess Set
Located in Chicago, IL
A hand-painted alabaster chess set from immediate post WWII Germany with a fanciful array of pieces
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Vintage 1940s German Game Boards

Materials

Alabaster

Alabaster Chess Set
Alabaster Chess Set
H 3.5 in W 20 in D 20 in
Dual Backgamon and Chess Travel Set, 19th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Dual chess and Backgamon wooden travel set. Game pieces in ebony and bone. Nice claps.
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Antique 19th Century French Folk Art Game Boards

Materials

Bone, Ebony

Chess Set with Painted Lead Medieval Figures on Lucite Board
Located in North Hollywood, CA
RETIREMENT SALE!!! EVERYTHING MUST GO - CHECK OUT OUR OTHER ITEMS. A great decorative chess
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Lead

Mid-Century Chess Set, Machine Tooled Aluminum, 1972, USA
By Ice Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Machine tooled aluminum chess set, midcentury made in limited edition in 1972 by the Ice Company of
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Games

Materials

Aluminum

Generation Gap
By David Middlebrook
Located in San Francisco, CA
reminiscent of a piece in a chess set, folk art, and my feeling in society that we are leaders – a people of
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2010s Conceptual Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Generation Gap
Generation Gap
H 16.5 in W 43 in D 3.5 in
King of Things
By David Middlebrook
Located in San Francisco, CA
reminiscent of a piece in a chess set, folk art, and my feeling in society that we are leaders – a people of
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2010s Conceptual Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Metal, Bronze

Marble Chess Set
Located in Richmond, VA
Marble and onyx chess board with brass inlay and hand carved pieces in black and pale green
Category

20th Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Brass

Marble Chess Set
Marble Chess Set
H 9.75 in W 9.75 in D 0.25 in
Adirondack Style Chess Set
Located in Chicago, IL
A playful 20th century American Adirondack-style chess set with a board with burl, ebony, and maple
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Game Boards

Materials

Ebony, Maple, Burl

Adirondack Style Chess Set
Adirondack Style Chess Set
H 4 in W 13.5 in D 13.5 in
Vintage Jumbo Chess Set
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Large hand-carved chess set the king is 10", queen 9", bishop 8", knight 7", rook 5.5" and the
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Early 20th Century American Game Boards

Vintage Jumbo Chess Set
Vintage Jumbo Chess Set
H 2.5 in W 31 in D 31 in
1980 Vintage Italian Glass Chess Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Italian chess set, an extraordinary piece that will complete every single room of the
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Art Glass

1980 Vintage Italian Glass Chess Set
1980 Vintage Italian Glass Chess Set
H 1 in W 14.5 in D 14.5 in
Hand Carved Marble Chess Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand carved marble and bone chess set. This stunning monochrome set features a marble checkerboard
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Marble

Hand Carved Marble Chess Set
Hand Carved Marble Chess Set
H 1.5 in W 13.25 in D 13.25 in
Antique Hand Carved Chess Set
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This is a large hand carved chess set with a backgammon board on the reverse. The board is Maple
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Mid-20th Century American Game Boards

Materials

Maple

Antique Hand Carved Chess Set
Antique Hand Carved Chess Set
H 18 in W 18 in D 0.5 in
Italian Antique Ceramic Chess Set
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This is one of the most interesting chess sets I have come across. Illegibly sign, but with a made
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Mid-20th Century Italian Game Boards

Italian Antique Ceramic Chess Set
Italian Antique Ceramic Chess Set
H 5 in W 2.75 in D 1.75 in
Casa Shop Chess Set 5
Located in Richmond, VA
Introducing the Chess Set by Casa Shop, the second design in our stone collection handmade by
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21st Century and Contemporary Peruvian Modern Game Boards

Materials

Soapstone, Brass

Casa Shop Chess Set 5
Casa Shop Chess Set 5
H 0.25 in W 11.75 in D 1.75 in
Casa Shop Chess Set 3
Located in Richmond, VA
Introducing the chess set by Casa Shop, the second design in our stone collection handmade by
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21st Century and Contemporary Peruvian Modern Game Boards

Materials

Soapstone, Brass

Casa Shop Chess Set 3
Casa Shop Chess Set 3
H 0.25 in W 11.75 in D 1.75 in
Unique Hand Thrown Art Pottery Chess Set Custom Leather Board
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A magnificent hand thrown art pottery chess set of large scale with a hand made leather patch board
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Vintage 1960s American Game Boards

Materials

Leather

Machine Age Art Deco Bakelite Chess Set w/ Machined Alumminum Bases
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Machine Age Art Deco bakelite chess set w/ machined alumminum bases.
Category

Vintage 1930s Game Boards

Materials

Bakelite

Vintage Signed Nigri Animal Kingdom Chess Set
Located in Aspen, CO
Vintage signed Nigri animal kingdom chess set. Entirely hand painted and signed. Pieces vary in
Category

20th Century European Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Carved Green Malachite and Marble Chess Set - Mexico
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Complete green Malachite and white marble stone chessboard with game pieces. Hand carved from three different types of stone, this striking gameboard will be a gorgeous addition to a...
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20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Stone, Malachite, Quartz, Marble

Victorian Game Set-Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Dominoes and Cards
By Manoah Rhodes & Sons Ltd.
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Beautiful antique Victorian game set, chess, checkers, backgammon, cribbage, dominoes etc. .The
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Antique 1860s English Game Boards

Materials

Hardwood

Brutalist cast bronze chess set with copper board, 1960s
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Frederic Weinberg
Located in ECHT, NL
Stylish mid century chess set. The pieces are made from cast bronze. The playing field is made from
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Brutalist Game Boards

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper

Antique Chess Board
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Antique wood chess set. Complete with turned and hand-carved pieces. A beautiful set in amazing
Category

Early 20th Century Game Boards

Antique Chess Board
Antique Chess Board
H 0.5 in W 13 in D 13 in
Antique Carved Giant Chess Piece
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique carved giant chess piece for an outdoor set in great original paint: A whimsical seahorse
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Antique Carved Giant Chess Piece
Antique Carved Giant Chess Piece
H 18.25 in W 10.25 in D 2.75 in
Midcentury Malachite and Marble Chess Set Game Board and Pieces
Located in New York, NY
A Midcentury malachite and marble chess set game board with a complete set of 32 pieces. Good
Category

Vintage 1950s Game Boards

Materials

Malachite, Marble

Moroccan Backgammon and Chess Set Game in Thuya Wood Box
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative Moroccan handcrafted Thuya wood box with backgammon and chess set game. Morrocan
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Rare Chrome and Brass Italian Chess Set by Romeo Rega 1970s
By Romeo Rega
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of our Rare Chrome and Brass Italian Chess Set by Romeo
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Vintage Duncan Medieval Style Red and Black Chess Set and Board
Located in Aspen, CO
Vintage Duncan red and black chess set with ceramic players. Entirely hand painted pieces which
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20th Century Game Boards

Materials

Ceramic

Moroccan Handcrafted Thuya Wood Box with Backgammon and Chess Set Game
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative Moroccan handcrafted Thuya wood box with backgammon and chess set game. Morrocan artists
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20th Century Moroccan Islamic Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Fine and Complete Blue and Green Enamel Chess Set in Original Box
Located in New York, NY
Fine and complete blue and green enamel chess set in original box.
Category

20th Century Game Boards

APPLE GREEN SETTEE WITH EXCEPTIONAL FOLK STYLE PAINT DECORATION.
Located in York County, PA
art. This is the bench that belongs in the folk art enthusiast’s sitting room under the game board
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Antique 19th Century American Painted Furniture

Antique Malachite & Carrara Marble Chess Board c.1920 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a wonderful antique Italian malachite and Carrara marble chess set circa 1920 in date. The
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Vintage 1920s Game Boards

Materials

Carrara Marble, Malachite

Folk Art Mechanic's Chess Set
Located in Atlanta, GA
Folk Art Mechanic's Chess set, American, circa 1950s. Handmade, likely by an unknown mechanic or
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Games

Materials

Metal

Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Located in Chicago, IL
charming figurine was likely originally a part of a bone chess set or a set of collectible toy soldiers.
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Toys

Materials

Bone, Paint

Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
H 3.25 in W 1.25 in D 1.25 in
Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Located in Chicago, IL
charming figurine was likely originally a part of a bone chess set or a set of collectible toy soldiers
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Toys

Materials

Bone, Paint

Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
H 3.25 in W 1.25 in D 1.25 in
Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Located in Chicago, IL
charming figurine was likely originally a part of a bone chess set or a set of collectible toy soldiers.
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bone, Paint

Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
H 3.25 in W 1.5 in D 1.25 in
Petite Bone Carving of an Elephant Rider
Located in Chicago, IL
figurine was likely originally a part of a bone chess set or a set of collectible toy soldiers.
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bone, Paint

38 Stars In An Extremely Rare Lineal Configuration
Located in York County, PA
points of which face one-another like knights on a chess board. Each group has a larger center star (the
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Antique 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

38 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY RARE LINEAL CONFIGURATION
Located in York County, PA
on a chess board. Each group has a larger center star (the same size as those on the perimeter
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Antique 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Carved Folk Art Chess Set and Board, circa 1950s
Located in Peabody, MA
Mid-Century modernist hand-turned carved and painted chess set, with hand-painted chess board
Category

Vintage 1950s American Games

Materials

Wood, Paint

Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Located in Chicago, IL
charming figurine was likely originally a part of a bone chess set or a set of collectible toy soldiers.
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Toys and Dolls

Materials

Bone, Paint

Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Located in Chicago, IL
charming figurine was likely originally a part of a bone chess set or a set of collectible toy soldiers
Category

20th Century Indian Folk Art Models and Miniatures

Materials

Bone, Paint

Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
Petite Bone Carving of an Indian Soldier
H 3.25 in W 1.25 in D 1.25 in
Folk Art Jail House Style Chess Set
Located in Ferndale, MI
Folk Art Jail House Style Chess Set Board: 16.75" square King: 4" tall, Pawn 2.75" tall
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Vintage 1950s American Game Boards

Early 20th Century English folkart Chess Set
Located in London, GB
An early 20th century Folkart chess set made from ebonised wood. and other natural materials The
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Vintage 1940s British Folk Art Game Boards

Materials

Ebony

Oversized Wood Chess Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Massive oversized wood chess set. Box unfolds into chess board. Board newly cleaned. Great vintage
Category

Vintage 1970s American Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Oversized Wood Chess Set
Oversized Wood Chess Set
H 2.25 in W 31 in D 31.25 in
1960s Marble Chess Set
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s marble chess set.
Category

Vintage 1960s Game Boards

Materials

Marble

1960s Marble Chess Set
1960s Marble Chess Set
H 0.25 in W 13.75 in D 13.75 in
Early 20th Century French Traveling Chess Set Game Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hand carved and crafted chess set with dovetail joints, veneered playing board, and brass hinges.
Category

Early 20th Century French Folk Art Game Boards

Materials

Wood

1970s Mexican Marble Chess Set
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1970s Mexican hand carved marble chess set.
Category

Vintage 1970s Game Boards

Materials

Marble

1970s Mexican Marble Chess Set
1970s Mexican Marble Chess Set
H 0.5 in W 14 in D 14 in
Backgammon and Chess Travel Set, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mini portable backgammon and chess board. Magnetic game pieces stick to board. Metal and skai
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Magnets

Black and White Marbled Stone Resin Carved Chinese Chess Set
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Exquisitely detailed set of vintage Chinese theme chess pieces carved in a stone-like resin. The
Category

Mid-20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Toys

Materials

Resin

Carved Bone Chess Pieces
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s Hand carved bone chess pieces set. The red pieces are dyed bone. Comes in a wood carrying
Category

Vintage 1960s Toys

Materials

Bone

Carved Bone Chess Pieces
Carved Bone Chess Pieces
H 5.5 in W 13.75 in D 7 in
Unique & Monumental Hand Crafted Wooden Chess Set 33pc
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is monumental hand crafted chess set, it's 33 pieces total including the game board
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Vintage 1980s American Other Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Chess Set Wood Carving Folkloric Alebrije Spaniards and Indigenous Mixes
By Carmen Cruz
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
500 years ago? Agustin’s playful tone with this chess set gives you the opportunity to “change history
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

Vintage Signed Nigri Napoleon "Battle of Waterloo" Chess Set
Located in Aspen, CO
Vintage signed Nigri Napoleon Empire chess set, with a battle of Waterloo theme. Entirely hand
Category

20th Century Game Boards

Materials

Wood

Pink and Black Carved Italian Stone Marble Chess Set
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Complete set of carved marble chess board and matching pieces. The squares on the board are created
Category

20th Century Unknown Hollywood Regency Game Boards

Materials

Marble, Stone

Antique Chess Board
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Antique wood chess set. Complete with turned and hand-carved pieces. A beautiful set in amazing
Category

Early 20th Century Game Boards

Antique Chess Board
Antique Chess Board
H 0.5 in W 13 in D 13 in
Vintage Italian Malachite Large Chess Set with Meta Pieces 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Vintage Italian Malachite Large Chess Set from the 1960s is a captivating masterpiece of
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Malachite, Brass

11th Century Chess Pieces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Replica 11th century chess set pieces - a stunning set. Deep red and beige. Perfect for the player
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Resin

11th Century Chess Pieces
11th Century Chess Pieces
H 4.25 in Dm 1.63 in
Wood and Composites Chess and Checkers Set by Architect Michael Graves
By Michael Graves (b.1934)
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful sculptural chess and checkers set by Renowned Architect Michael Graves born in 1934 and
Category

1990s American Memphis Group Game Boards

Materials

Steel

Marble Large Chess Set with Hand Carved Emerald Green Onyx Pieces 1950s
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage marble large chess set with hand-carved green onyx pieces. Vintage mid 20th century
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Malachite, Onyx, Marble

32-Piece Chess Set, Brutalist Style Handcrafted Steel Nail Silver and Bronze
Located in Chattanooga, TN
32-piece, Brutalist style handcrafted steel nail silver and bronze chess set. Each individual nail
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Game Boards

Materials

Metal, Brass

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Chess Set Folk Art For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of chess set folk art for your home. An item from our selection of chess set folk art — often made from wood, stone and brass — can elevate any home. There are 8 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of chess set folk art you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of chess set folk art made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with folk art — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of chess set folk art over the years, but those crafted by Arcahorn Srl. are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Chess Set Folk Art?

A piece of chess set folk art can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,304, while the lowest priced sells for $655 and the highest can go for as much as $15,081.

Finding the Right folk-art for You

Folk art refers to a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Vintage, new and antique folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, portraiture and paintings, carnival art, quilts and duck decoys.

American folk art is frequently valued because of the traditional skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of folk art on 1stDibs.