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Anglo-Indian Staunton Chess Set, 19th Century

  • Staunton Antique Chess Set
  • Staunton Antique Chess Set
  • Staunton Antique Chess Set
  • Staunton Antique Chess Set

An Anglo-Indian Export 'Staunton Pattern’ Chess Set, Late 19th Century

the bone chessmen stained red and left natural, in a 20th century wooden box with a hinged lid

King: 8.4cm high

Pawn: 4.1cm high

Box: 26.5cm wide

Stock Reference: MJ 2023



Bovine stratification marks visible. Some rubbing to the red stain. Surface slightly grubby in places. Otherwise ‘good’.

A Note From Luke

The English ‘Staunton’ pattern was designed in 1849. This set is, most likely, a late 19th century colonial variant, made for export to the United Kingdom. The useful box dates from the mid 20th century.

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