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Rare English Chess Part-Set, 18th century

  • Rare English Chess Part-Set, 18th century
  • Rare English Chess Part-Set, 18th century
  • Rare English Chess Part-Set, 18th century
  • Rare English Chess Part-Set, 18th century

A Rare English Boxwood Chess Part-Set, 18th century 

one side stained ‘ebonised’ i.e. dark brown or black, the other side left natural (with a nice dark toffee patination), kings with cogged finials, queens with ball finials, bishops as split ‘tulip-shaped’ mitres, knights with 'canted’ or deliberately slanted tops, rooks with ‘hat’ finials, pawns with baluster knops and ball finials, one black pawn and one black rook missing, one missing natural pawn (29 pieces in total) (no box), illustrated for display purposes with an English Library Chess Board/Box which is being sold separately.

King: 7.9cm high

Pawn: 4.1cm high

Stock Reference: VS 2051


Please note. This is a part chess set. Three pieces are missing: One black rook, one black pawn and a brown (or neutral) pawn. The ‘canted’ or slanted tops of the knights are part of the original design.

Black Side:

Four pawns with tiny chips to the baluster turning, king and queen with lean and chips to the turning.

Brown Side: 

Nice toffee patination. Chipping to king crown, chip to base of rook, chip to pawn base, tiny chip to queen baluster.

A Note From Luke

A rare English player’s part chess set. This pattern is scarce, and chess sets of this period are increasingly hard to find. Please note that three pieces are missing: a black rook, a black pawn and a natural (or brown) pawn.

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