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Antique Staunton Chess Set, circa 1880

  • Antique Staunton Chess Set, circa 1880
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set, circa 1880
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set, circa 1880
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set, circa 1880

An English Staunton Pattern Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, Late 19th Century

the boxwood side with a nice 'toffee' patination, the chessmen with green baize to the underside, in a hinged 20th Century wooden box (the interior lined with green felt) and a gilt-metal hinged clasp

King: 9cm high (3.6cm base diameter)

Pawn: 5cm high (3cm base diameter)

Box: 21cm wide, 16cm deep, 8.7cm high

Stock Reference: AS 1879

Condition

Boxwood Side:

Very nice ‘toffee’ colour and attractive figuring to the wood. Some tiny chipping to the crown points of the Queen, one Rook with a ‘lean’, two baizes with small holes.

Ebony Side:

Good. Four baizes with small holes.

Box:

Box is later in date than the chess set. Scuffs and some marks, but no cracks. Slight wear and fraying to the green baize interior.

A Note From Luke

Nice ‘toffee’ colour and figuring to the boxwood.

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