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Classic ‘Barleycorn’ Chess Set, 19th Century

  • antique barleycorn chess set
  • antique barleycorn chess set
  • antique barleycorn chess set
  • antique barleycorn chess set

An English ‘Barleycorn Pattern’ Bone Chess Set, 19th Century

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings and queens with multi baluster knops, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses’ heads and rooks as monobloc turrets, pawns with turned reeded bases and ball finials, in a wooden box with a hinged lid and two hinged clasps.

King: 10.1cm high

Pawn: 3.9cm 

Box: 17.6cm x 16cm x 7.4cm

Stock Reference: AS 2037


Generally good. Some rubbing to the red stain. Nice example of an antique English bone chess set in a classic pattern.

A Note From Luke

The classic English chess pattern. Used throughout the Victorian period as an alternative to the Staunton pattern (invented in 1849).

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