Capt The Hon W Curzon

WM reference
61549
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

In the library.
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Rd
Kedleston
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE22 5JH
England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 312 402
Denomination: Undefined

Description

A themed ivory chess set and ivory table top board, kept within a wooden framed glass top-case. The chess pieces represent two armies, one Indian, one British. The King and Queen of both armies are mounted on Indian Elephants. The Indian King and Queen pieces sit within two elaborate roofed howdahs, whilst the British King and Queen sit in two un-roofed howdahs with the Queen holding a parasol. The Indian bishop piece is an ox and the knight piece is mounted on a camel. The British bishop piece is a lion and the knight piece is mounted on a pony. The pawns are carved as Indian soldiers and British soldiers. All chess pieces are carved in detail.

Inscription

(None) Caption: THESE IVORY CHESSMEN AND/ CHESS BOARD WERE SENT BY/ SIR WILLIAM RUMBOLD Bt./ FROM CALCUTTA AS A PRESENT/ TO FELICITE LADY SCARSDALE/ IN DECEMBER 1815.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Detail
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth c1000mm, height c100mm, width c1000mm
Materials: Ivory
Listed?: No

Component

Case
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth c1100mm, height c1000mm, width c1100mm
Materials: Wood, Glass
Listed?: No

History

10 February 1972: The hall lies within the Kedleston Conservation Area designated on this date. 25 September 1951: Hall listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1311507. The hall lies within Kedleston Hall Park listed in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. The hall is listed in the Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record) HER Number 21901. The hall is listed in the PastScape register based on the National Monuments Record national historic environment database.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

The National Trust

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