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A5589 Chess set and box (33), Santalum spicatum (Australian sandalwood), maker unrecorded, Western Australia, 1895-1900, owned by Lord Thomas Brassey, 1895-1918. Click to enlarge.

33 piece Sandalwood Chess set made for Lord Thomas Brassey

Made in Western Australia, Australia, 1895-1900.

Sandalwood hand carved chess set. Carved by a W. Aust. prospector who carved for Lord Brassey (Governor of Victoria 1895-1900). Carved with geometric pattern. Knight pieces carved as kangaroos. (LC).

Summary

Object No.

A5589

Object Statement

Chess set and box (33), Santalum spicatum (Australian sandalwood), maker unrecorded, Western Australia, 1895-1900, owned by Lord Thomas Brassey, 1895-1918

Physical Description

Sandalwood hand carved chess set. Carved by a W. Aust. prospector who carved for Lord Brassey (Governor of Victoria 1895-1900). Carved with geometric pattern. Knight pieces carved as kangaroos. (LC).

Dimensions

Height

180 mm

Width

235 mm

Depth

125 mm

Production

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Isabel McKenzie, 1969

Acquisition Date

19 February 1969

Cite this Object

Harvard

33 piece Sandalwood Chess set made for Lord Thomas Brassey 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 August 2019, <https://ma.as/183751>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/183751 |title=33 piece Sandalwood Chess set made for Lord Thomas Brassey |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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