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Fine 'Vickery' Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900

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  • Antique Jaques Vickery Staunton Chess Set
  • Antique Vickery Jaques Staunton Chess Set
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An English Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set by J. C. Vickery, circa 1900

the chessmen with green baizes to the undersides, in a mahogany lidded box, stamped in gilt: J. C. VICKERY...179...181...183...REGENT St. W. (with key). Rare.

King: 9cm high

Pawn: 5cm high

Box: 18.5cm wide, 9cm high, 13.5cm wide

Stock Reference: MJ 1923

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Boxwood Side:

Excellent. Nice shiny patina with attractive stratifications to the wood. Original green baize good, with slight wear to the edges.

Ebony Side:

Minor hairline cracks to several pieces, restored and now barely visible. Original green baize good, with slight wear to the edges.


Good. J. C. Vickery stamp in gilt to the edge of the box. With key.

A Note From Luke

James Collard Vickery and his then partner, Arthur Thomas Hobbs, bought up the long established business of William Griggs, a stationer and bookseller at 183, Regent Street in c.1890. William Griggs had been at 183 Regent street as early as 1843 and 1854. Continuing alone after 1891, Vickery extended his premises in 1900 to 179, 181 and 183 Regent Street, with showrooms to the rear at 1 New Burlington Place selling luxury goods to the carriage trade including silver, jewellery and clocks. 

JC Vickery obtained the following royal warrants:

HM the King, HM the Queen, HM Queen Alexandra, TRH the Prince and Princess of Wales, HM the King of Portugal, HM the King of Spain, TM the King and Queen of Denmark, HM the Queen of Norway, HM the King of Sweden, and Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein.

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