The game of chess first originated around the sixth century in India and became wildly popular in Europe in the ninth century, with pieces representing military units. Today, the passion for chess has resurged and skyrocketed with the release of Netflix’s show The Queen’s Gambit. Based on the original American novel written by Walter Tevis in 1983, it follows the journey of Beth Harmon to become a chess queen and defeat her archrival Vasily Borgov. Not just popularizing this mind-boggling game, but the show also empowers women to move freely in worlds mastered by men.
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Contemporary Minimalist Green & Yellow Murano Glass Chess Set on Mirrored Board: A fun Italian portable chess game of modern organic design, the detailed chess pieces are molded in vibrant green and yellow Murano Art glass, the mirror glass chessboard is decorated with frosted and mirrored squares, edged with a quality beveled border. Cosulichinteriors.com
1960s Vintage White & Bronze Color Bohemia Glass Czech Chess Set in Blue Box: A one-of-a-kind vintage Bohemian chess game of modern design, the detailed figurative chess pieces are molded in Bohemian crystal with frosted white color and a unique copper smoked tint, the set is boxed in its original blue fabric wooden case, the glass board with grey and blue squares slides in its apposite space for functionality. Cosulichinteriors.com.
Louis XVI Trompe L’oeil Painted Card Table: The Louis XVI style card table has a reversible top, one side painted trompe l’oeil depicting playing cards surrounding a chess board, the other with felt. The top comes off revealing a decorated top of the table over two drawers. Incollect.com.
Maitland-Smith Leather Top Game Table: Designed by Maitland Smith in the 1970’s, this leather top game table is in its original vintage condition with minor wear and patina. Made of leather, brass, and wood. Incollect.com.
Plexi-Craft Chess Set: An exquisite conflict of opacity. Clear acrylic pieces face off against frosted pieces on a checkered clear and frosted board. Each chess piece has been meticulously hand crafted and polished. Every game played on this board is guaranteed to turn heads, as the pieces scatter light around the room. Plexi-craft.com.