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Sweden. This "Selenus" set could have been made in Denmark, but it came from a Swedish collector and has all Swedish names underneath most of the white pieces. Moreover, bishops and rooks are uncommon for Danish sets. That's why I have put it on this Sweden page. I love the delicate form of the pieces and think it is a real beauty. It is one of my favourites in spite of the condition. The set was dated 1840 at auction, but I think it is much older, about 1800. The box/board, simulating 2 parts of a dictionary, is of English origin and not that impressive or old.

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  • Sweden or Denmark, "Selenus"
  • ca. 1800
  • Bone K 9.0; p 5.2
  • Box/board 33.0×18.0×5.3 (closed)
  • From a Swedish collector and with Swedish names underneath
  • The bord/box is English