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REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET

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REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
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REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET
REYNARD THE FOX CHESSMAN & CABINET

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Reynard the Fox chess pieces made in resin: Reynard is depicted as the four bishops, lions and lionesses as kings and queens, bears as rooks, horses as knights and monkeys as pawns; some pieces with minor damage and paint loss - Reynard appears first in the medieval Latin poem Ysengrimus, a long Latin mock-epic written c. 1148–1153 by the medieval poet Nivardus, which collects a great store of Reynard's adventures; he also puts in an early appearance in a number of Latin sequences by the preacher Odo of Cheriton - both of these early sources seem to draw on a pre-existing store of popular culture featuring the character; the pieces come with a Bombay Company games table/storage box, which also can be a backgammon table, complete with game pieces