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Antique Jaques "In Statu Quo" Chess Set

  • Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set
  • Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set
  • Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set
  • Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set

A Large 'In Statu Quo' Travelling Chess Set by J. Jaques & Son, circa 1890

the hinged mahogany case incorporating a board with alternate squares in rosewood and sycamore, with the brass-pegged bone pieces stained red and left natural, with a bone-pegged locking mechanism and brass slide-lock to the side, with brass plaque inscribed: J. JAQUES & SON Makers London, and stamped" IN STATU QUO...PATENT CHESS BOARD to the other side

32cm x 32cm wide (when open), 32cm x 16cm (when closed)

Stock Reference: AS 1845

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa publications, 2010, page 55.

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