"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
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.
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