Classic antique travelling chess set by the famous firm of Jaques.
With the expansion of the middle classes in the 19th century- and train travel- various manufacturers began to experiment with portable chess sets that could be used in a carriage, train or ship. Jaques’ patent for the ‘In Statu Quo” (“in their existing position”) was granted in August, 1853.
This set has a locking mechanism holding the brass pegged bone pieces in place. Comes with the original slipcase in green leather.