The king is dead. The history of chess goes back almost 1500 years. Starting in India and soon spread to Persia. As nations fought and conquered each other they spread destruction, death, and a love of chess.
The early pieces evolved from elephants to horses. The firzan (adviser) became the queen and the chariot became the castle. The two pieces that passed unchanged were the foot soldiers and the king. Some positions in war and peace remained unchanged. Around 600 the name became Chatrang and the Persian influence evolve Shah (king) Mat (finished) the king is dead. Checkmate.
Every estate sale, moving sale, downsizing sale has many treasures looking for new homes. It is so interesting to see the collection of chess games we have sold for our clients through out the years. This featured set now available as we prepare for the next Domani Moving Sale. It is very elegant with a light ethereal feeling. The mixture of wire and glass gives the game a feel of elegance. We look forward to finding a new home for this lovely set.