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Chess Up Your Interior at Christie’s Interiors: Style & Spirit Sale

SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s South Kensington’s second Interiors: Style & Spirit sale of the year, to be held on 18 May 2010, includes a special section dedicated to the ancient game of chess. Twenty-five chess sets are on offer, sure to excite and intrigue chess players and aficionados, as well as those captivated by their character and workmanship. The selection on offer is of the utmost quality and condition. Made from a variety of materials, including carved and turned ivory, amber, blood stone and agate pieces, the sets offered originate from all over the world including many examples from China, Russia, India, Cambodia, Mexico, Europe and the UK. This specialised section within the popular multi-category Interiors sale builds upon Christie’s past successes of collection sales dedicated to the ancient sport of chess. Although it is possible to play with the examples on offer, many are highly regarded as mi