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Staunton Chess Set in the B.C.C. Manner

  • Staunton Chess Set in the B.C.C. Manner
  • Staunton Chess Set in the B.C.C. Manner
  • Staunton Chess Set in the B.C.C. Manner
  • Staunton Chess Set in the B.C.C. Manner

A Weighted "Four Inch" Staunton Pattern Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set in the British Chess Company Manner, Late 19th/early 20th Century

the chessmen with the original light green-blue baizes on the undersides, the horse's heads on the black side carved from boxwood and then stained black,  in a wooden oblong box with a hinged lid and brass clasps

King: 4 inches (10cm) high

Pawn: 5.4cm high

Box: 25cm wide, 14cm deep, 9.6cm high

Stock Reference: MJ 1890

 

Condition

Boxwood Side:

Surface dirt, minor scratching, natural flaw to one bishop, slight warp to rook, slight warp to king.

Ebony Side:

Minor surface scratches, slight warp to queen.

Box:

Two brass hinged clasps. Dent to the top, some surface scratches and minor staining, ink annotation inside the inside lid.

A Note From Luke

A late 19th/Early 20th century Staunton Pattern boxwood and ebony chess set, unknown English maker.

The knights' heads on the black side are carved from boxwood and then stained black, the remaining pieces on the black side are made from ebony.

Please note the similarities to the British Chess Company 'Popular' chess set. This set features five crenellations on the rooks, and BCC style crosses on the kings; however the Knights are not marked with crowns on the Kings's side.

See; Sir Alan Fersht, 'Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets', page 52, Figures 89 and 90.

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