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Edwardian Patent Travelling Chess Set, Rare

  • Edwardian Patent Travelling Chess Set, Rare
  • Edwardian Patent Travelling Chess Set, Rare
  • Edwardian Patent Travelling Chess Set, Rare
  • Edwardian Patent Travelling Chess Set, Rare

A Patent 'Deluxe' Travelling Chess Set, Late 19th Century/Early 20th century, Rare

the hinged folding case in Red Leather Morocco, with pegged bone chessmen, PATENT. in gilt to the edge, with reserve spaces for the captured pieces, and leather flap with attractive gilt-brass mount (restorations to the corner)

Size: 23m x 23cm x 1.5cm (when open)

Reference: Identical to a travelling set (but in green leather) as sold by J. C. Vickery, luxury retailers of Regent Street, London.

Stock Reference: MJ 1967




Slightly bowed. Some warping and wear around hinges. Restoration to a corner (please see photograph). Bone chessmen original and complete.

A Note From Luke

Very late Victorian or Edwardian luxury travelling chess set in red Morocco. Patent sets like these are becoming increasingly rare. Not stamped by J. C. Vickery of Regent Street, but near-identical to a Vickery travelling set. Lovely quality.

The pegged chessmen are made from polished cow-bone, so the set can be exported to the United States.

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