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"Staunton" Chess Set, circa 1920/30

  • Whitty Staunton Chess
  • Whitty chess staunton
  • Whitty Staunton Chess
  • "Staunton" Chess Set, circa 1920/30

A Staunton Pattern Boxwood & Ebonised Chess Set, circa 1920/30

with 'Whitty' style knights, in a hinged mahogany box (the interior lined with green felt) with a gilt metal clasp

King: 8cm high

Pawn: 4.2cm high

Box: 16.3cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1852

 

Condition

A Note From Luke

A nice little Staunton set dating from the early years of the 20th century. The Staunton pattern was invented in 1849, in an attempt to standardise the various international- and conflicting- patterns in use during the 19th century. 

The knights on this set are similar to the chess designs of Richard Whitty of Liverpool. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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