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Staunton Ivory Chess Set, Late 19th Century

  • Staunton Ivory Chess Set, Late 19th Century
  • Staunton Ivory Chess Set, Late 19th Century
  • Staunton Ivory Chess Set, Late 19th Century
  • Staunton Ivory Chess Set, Late 19th Century

An Antique Staunton Pattern Ivory Chess Set, Late 19th Century

one side stained red, the other side left natural, in a wooden box with hinged lid, raised on bracket feet, the interior lined with green baize, owner's monogram in gilt to the inside of the lid

King: 3 ½ inches high

Pawn: 4.2 inches high

Box: 20.5cm wide, 15.5cm deep, 11.5cm high

Stock Reference: AS 1862

Photographed with a late 19th century folding leather chess board, which is being sold separately.

 

 Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)


Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

Condition

White Side:

A few small 'natural' flaws to the ivory on several base undersides, slight age yellowing to the ivory, turner's mark to the underside of white knight base, old repair to bobble of one bishop, old repair to jaw of white knight, otherwise immaculate, with no chips.

Red Side:

Slight variation to the dark red stain in places, again, a few turner's marks to the underside of the bases, otherwise 'near immaculate' with no chips.

Box:

Good. A few old scuffs around escutcheon. Green baize lining in good condition. No key.

 

A Note From Luke

A handsome ivory turned chess set, based on the famous "Staunton" pattern first designed in 1849. The red side is stained with cochineal dye, made from crushed beetles.

Works rather well with the late 19th century folding leather chess board, which is shown in the photograph, but is being sold separately. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

How We Ship

Within the Mainland UK: Free of Charge

Shipping by courier to Mainland UK destinations is free, and included within the price, so please feel free to push the "buy it now" button.

 

Shipping to the European Union

Although the United Kingdom technically leaves the European Union on Friday, 31st January, 2020, there will be a transitionary phase in which the UK remains in the EU Single Market and EU Customs zone. This will remain in place until the end of 2020. So please note that there will be no additional customs duties to pay or CITES requirements for antique ivory items. Please contact me if you need more information.


International Shipping

If you live outside the UK, please contact me to arrange payment, and I can give you a competitive shipping quote to your destination.

All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union.


Returns

Under the distance selling regulations you have a right to return your order for any item purchased on a fixed priced sale for a full refund within fourteen days after receipt. However, you must take reasonable care of the item/s. You will be responsible for the shipping costs both to and from your address. Thank you.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this antique chess set contain elephant ivory dating from pre March 3rd 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

All prices are inclusive of packing and delivery charges to Mainland UK destinations. Please allow approximately 7-10 working days for delivery.

For shipping to destinations outside the UK, please ask us for an individual shipping quote.

We aim to ship at competitive prices. Our shipper offers a 15% discount on their standard shipping prices on any item bought through this website. All items are shipped fully insured. You may find our Frequently Asked Questions page helpful.