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ANTIQUE KILLARNEY CHESS & BACKGAMMON BOARD, attributed to James Egan of Killarney, circa 1861

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Published on Apr 6, 2012

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The Killarney chess board of assorted woods including arbutus and yew I discuss here is an important item, and I took this opportunity (having recovered from last night's Guinness-accordion-Joyce bout) to discuss our attribution of a Killarneyware chess board for the first time with a specific maker, Mr James Egan, of Killarney, County Kerry, about 1860.

The board resembles in style and motifs an escritoire made by Egan that Lord Castlerosse had commissioned for Queen Victoria's visit to Killarney in 1861, and most probably also is like that purchased from Egan by the Prince of Wales on his visit in 1858.

This board and the Killarney chess set also discussed here are EBay auction #160778778292, ending 15 April 2012.

Pictures and research findings about it are at my website, WWW.CHESSSPY.COM

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