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signed-calvert-chess-set-circa-1830-40

October 04, 2018

Signed Calvert sets are hard to find. Thomas Calvert, a Liveryman and Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, operated from premises at 189 Fleet Street, London, from the end of the 18th century until his death in 1822, at which point his wife, Dorothy, took over the business, running it until her death in 1840.

The base of the white king is stamped: CALVERT MAKER 189 FLEET STRt LONDON

Nice example in good condition with an attractive 'gloss patina' to the white side. Recommended.