Every now and then on ebay - the chess collectors evening course, if he knows how to read between the pages! - I see chess sets of a decidedly modern cut pop up, which also appears on the title page of Kurt Richter's Tournament book from the Chess Olymnpiad Munich 1936! Comments required.....
PPS. Until some years ago I have found similar sets still being sold by chess shops - they were then labeled as "Deutsche Bundesform" - would that mean it was a design officially sanctioned by the German Chess Federation?