Created: c. 1770-90
Origin/Purchase: Dieppe, France
Dimensions: H. range: 5.7 to 9.8 (2 1/4 to 3 7/8 in.)
Location: Not currently on display
Owner: Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Historical Notes: According to family tradition, this chess set was a gift from the French court to Jefferson, an avid chess player. In later life he taught the game to his granddaughter Ellen, and they played under the trees at Monticello in the summertime.
- Text from Stein, Worlds, 77