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Jaques Staunton Weighted Chess Set, circa 1930

  • Jaques Staunton Weighted Chess Set, circa 1930
  • Jaques Staunton Weighted Chess Set, circa 1930
  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set

A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, Late 1920s to 1930s

both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON in red, in a hinged mahogany box with a green label: GENUINE Staunton Chessmen...Howard Staunton's facsimile signature...J. Jaques & Son, Ltd., London. England, the box further stamped: MADE IN ENGLAND

Superb 'Near Mint' Condition set with an immaculate Green Label to the box.

 

King: 3 1/2 inches (9cm) high

Pawn: 4.9cm high

Box: 20.5cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1842

Condition

Ebony Side:

Excellent. Very slight wear to green baize on the undersides.

Boxwood Side:

Excellent. Very slight wear to green baize on the undersides. Good shiny surface patina.

Box:

'Very Good' to 'Near Excellent'. Two or three minor dents to lid. Green label 'near immaculate', with a tiny pin-prick to centre, and in an 'above average' condition. Green baize lining immaculate. No key.

 

A Note From Luke

Lovely example of a 1930s Jaques Staunton in an above-average immaculate condition. The classic Staunton pattern was invented in 1849, patented by Jaques of London, and endorsed by Grand Master, Howard Staunton.

A design classic. All there and ready to go.

 

 

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