Preeminent style in chess pieces, probably dating back to the 18th C, and associated with a French Regency period (the days of Richelieu and Mazarin). This style was also adopted in several other countries, and still is alife in third world manufacturies - and in Spain! Usually not felted, nor weighted - with two-piece knights!
18th C Regency set
Very old Regency set of an unusual pattern - unique pawns, knights with a minuscule knot at the side, bishops with side cuts on the top ring, symbolizing three-cornered hats. And rather uncommon vase-like rooks as well, at least in Regency sets. Made in boxwood, the kings stand 73 mm - superbly restored, with several replacements, by Alan Dewey.
Large French Set
Hardwood (pear) or boxwood pieces, king 92 mm, made in France, probably around 1900.