Thirty sets from the extensive collection of the Deans is currently on display at the Chess Hall of Fame and Museum. I toured the exhibit with other members of the CCI Saturday morning. Here are some photos of my favorite sets. I also took photos of the descriptions but I'll have to wait to put them up until I get home and can print them out in large print so I can make them out - they turned out too blurry to post here! Picture quality isn't the greatest either. We weren't allowed to used flash, and without a tripod I couldn't keep the camera still enough to get crisp, clear photos. However, I did purchase the Dean's book in the gift shop at the Museum and I will scan in some of my favorites when I get home and have a chance to catch my breath!
|I believe this is a Moghul set - stunning. The pieces are decorated with diamonds for white and rubies for red.|
|A collection of ancient Islamic pieces.|
|This is called a "tulip" style set - carved ivory, on top of an Indian|
cloth chaturanga board. Beautiful!
|I believe this is an early 17th century pegged set.|
|"Good" v. "Evil" set.|