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Modernist Chess Set, originally designed by Josef Hartwig for the Bauhaus in 1923, this example is from a limited edition made for the Museum of Modern Art in 1974. This design is in the permanent collection of MOMA. A master craftsman in the Bauhaus wood-carving workshop, sculptor Josef Hartwig became well known for his architectural chess set. Typical of timeless Bauhaus design, the set's 32 pieces are shaped like cubes, cylinders, and balls – minimalist forms which represent the way they move on the board. It is constructed of maple wood, natural and stained black and retains it's original box. The queen measures 2.25"H x 1.25"L x 1.25"D. The chess board is shown for display only and is not included.
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Original cardboard box
Excellent original condition. Minor scratches and wear.
2.25 in. H x 1.25 in. W x 1.25 in. D
6 cm H x 3 cm W x 3 cm D
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