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A5589 Chess set, (32 pieces) and box, Santalum spicatum (Australian sandalwood), maker unknown, Western Australia, 1895-1900, owned by Lord Thomas Brassey, 1895-1918. Click to enlarge.

Sandalwood chess set made for Lord Thomas Brassey

Made
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, (32 pieces) and box, Santalum spicatum (Australian sandalwood), maker unknown, 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

18 February 1969

Cite this Object

Harvard

Sandalwood chess set made for Lord Thomas Brassey 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 May 2021, <https://ma.as/183751>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/183751 |title=Sandalwood chess set made for Lord Thomas Brassey |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=7 May 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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