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Poland  (Other European)

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Poland. This chess set was bought in Berlin and, in spite of the famous Polish chest, could be German. The blue knights were absent, but it was promised to send them after. Only 1 came, so we (me, a friend and an experienced restorer) did make a copy. I did some smaller restorations as well. Note that some pictures show the imperfections before restoration. This set is not unique, I have seen another on Ebay. Actually it is more a decorative set as a set to play with.
If someone knows what the shields and characters on the Rooks mean, please tell me...

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  • Poland or Germany?
  • Early 20th century
  • Beech K 9.8+9.3; p 6.7
  • Box 21.5×12.5×11.8

Poland. This odd abstract set was an early addition to my collection, bought from Johan van Mil and Erika Sziva in 1998. They could not tell other things about the set but it's Polish origin.

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  • Poland
  • 20th century
  • Bolletrie K 8.0; p 3.0

Poland. This abstract set has been made in Poland. Further I did own a Polish box/board that matches it perfectly. Pieces fit in it nicely and even the upholstery is the same. So I thought it is a good marriage. I think the board is a bit older. It has some brass inlay that is omitted from the set.

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  • Poland
  • ca. 1980
  • Wood K 8.7; p 5.6
  • Box 39.6×19.9×5.5
  • Box and set united by me