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Animalier by Oleg Raikis, 2022

This Animalier chess set was created by noted sculptor and Carver Oleg Raikis. Raikis’ chess carvings are internationally recognized and are highly prized and sought-after by chess collectors Worldwide.

The White chess pieces are Mammoths crafted from boxwood.

The dark pieces are Dinosaurs, the bases are crafted from Bokaut, a dense, exotic wood indigenous to Russia and East Asia. The dark bases are left natural, showing the beautiful, natural occurring light and dark grain of this magnificent wood.

A similar set from Mammoth Ivory was sold on Bonhams auction in 2008 -

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