The king measures 94 mm (3.7 inches) tall with a base diameter of 37mm (1.5 inches). The set is complete and in excellent condition with no breaks or losses. The set comes in a nice divided beachwood box, with dovetailed corner joints and a really nice wood grain pattern on the front. There is a Lardy International label on the top of the box that is partially torn.
When whole, this label reads: Pieces En Buis, Lardy International, Made in France. Note: Pieces En Buis translates in English to Boxwood Pieces. The company had a reputation for making very nice yet affordable wooden chess sets, causing their sets to be in high demand here in the US. When they reached the height of their popularity in the 1950s and 60s, they were exporting their chess sets to many of companies across the globe including many of the big name companies in the United States like Pacific Game Company, Pleasantime Games, E.In fact, a Lardy set was featured in the 1963 James Bond film, From Russia with Love, making it the set to have from that point on. As a result, Lardy was forced to close their doors in the late 1980s, causing their sets to be sought after by collectors today. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Please just remind me as soon as you win so that I can adjust your invoice.
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The item "Vintage LARGE 3 ¾ inch French Lardy Staunton Chess set in Wood Box France" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess". The seller is "socal_james" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.