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Antique "Ship's" Staunton Chess Set

  • Ship Maritime Campaign Staunton Antique Chess Set
  • Ship Maritime Campaign Staunton Antique Chess Set
  • Ship Maritime Campaign Staunton Antique Chess Set
  • Ship Maritime Campaign Staunton Antique Chess Set

An Attractive Antique "Ship's or Campaign" Chess Set in the Staunton Pattern, mid-late 19th century

the boxwood and 'ebonised' chessmen with wooden pegs to the base in a 19th century mahogany box with a sliding lid, together with an accompanying mahogany and rosewood ship's chess board, the alternate chess squares in mahogany and sycamore, with a brass locking slide to the side

King: 9cm high

Pawn: 5cm high

Board (when open): 40.5cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1850


'Very Good'. Very minor wear to the edges of the 'ebonised' chess pieces, and the box has been re-varnished.

Chess set is complete, with a nice colour to the boxwood side and the board.

A Note From Luke

Lovely example of an antique ship's, "campaign" or maritime chess set. The chessmen are in the famous Staunton pattern, first patented in 1849, and have pegs to their undersides, which fit into the folding board.

Sets like these would have been made for use aboard ship, or for other forms of travel. The set comes with the board and the original box with a sliding lid.

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