SOLD! for $960.00.
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Richard L. Synek (American, d. 2014) chess set, originally designed by and dedicated to Charles Martel (c. 688-741), Prince of the Franks who won the Battle of Tours, Oct 10-11, 732 AD. Comprised of a wooden box with hammered copper playing board embossed with Greek crosses and other geometric patterns, affixed to lid with a brass latch opening to reveal a burgundy velvet lined fitted interior housing thirty-two (32) metal playing pieces with bronze and nickel plating to represent the contrasting sides. Playing pieces ranging in size from 2" to 4 1/8" H. Box: 2 3/8" H x 16 1/2" square. Second half 20th century.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition with surface scratches to wooden box and light tarnish on copper playing board. Interior lining and pieces with felt protectors in very good condition with light tarnish.