Thursday, April 01, 2010

For Princes and Paupers

If you've sufficiently recovered from the GCT (I don't know what the hell I was thinking. I meant "GFC", as in the global financial crisis) blues and have a few thousand quid to spare, then why not head off to Christie's auction rooms on 18 May? Starting at 10.30AM, the auction house's Interiors department will put on sale from truly fine specimens of chess set craftmanship.

From the Art Daily:

One highlight from the sale is a French carved ivory figural chess set from the late 19th, early 20th century (estimate: £10,000-15,000). Originally forming part of The Allen Hofrichter Collection this detailed historical polychrome example depicts the iconic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte versus the Duke of Wellington.

On the other hand, if that's just a bit out of your budget, then why not settle for the iPad?

Courtesy of the GameTable.

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