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Encore Exhibition Postcards - French Waterloo Ivory Set

Encore Exhibition Postcards - French Waterloo Ivory Set

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Many of the pieces in this polychromed chess set are based upon historical figures from the French Emperor Napoleon's final conflict, the Battle of Waterloo. On the French side, Napoleon is king and the Empress Marie Louise is queen, the bishops are Marshals Michel Ney and Jean-de-Dieu Soult, and the rooks are columns topped with the French Imperial Eagle, the standard carried by Napoleon's forces into battle. On the British side, King George III and Queen Charlotte lead a force that includes Major-General Lord Edward Somerset (with one arm) and Colonel John Cameron as bishops. The set is paired with a gilded French gaming table. 5" x 7"

In 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame premiered the exhibition "Encore! Ivory Chess Treasures from the John Crumiller Collectionfocused on the most stunning ivory sets from one of the most extensive chess set collections in America.