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A British Chess Company Staunton Set, No 1.S

  • A British Chess Company Staunton Set, No 1.S
  • A British Chess Company Staunton Set, No 1.S
  • A British Chess Company Staunton Set, No 1.S
  • A British Chess Company Staunton Set, No 1.S

A Staunton pattern weighted boxwood and ebony chess set by the British Chess Company, No, 1 “S”

Xylonite knights, one black rook and one white rook with red crown on top, one white rook and one black rook with red crown on side of base, in a mahogany box with hinged led and white label to the inner side of the lid: “The Staunton Chessmen...No 1S (handwritten in ink)...Manufactured by The British Chess Company...Stroud, (Glos,)  sold with an interesting British Chess Company advertising leaflet describing the presentation of another (ivory) BCC set to HRH the Princess Maud by the Ladies’ Chess Club of London (2) 

King: 11.5cm (4 ½ inches) high

Pawn: 5.7cm (2 ¼ inches) high

Box: 24cm wide

Stock Reference: MC 1368

Provenance: Private Collection

 

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