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‘British Chess Federation’ Set, circa 1915

  • ‘British Chess Federation’ Set, circa 1915
  • ‘British Chess Federation’ Set, circa 1915
  • ‘British Chess Federation’ Set, circa 1915
  • ‘British Chess Federation’ Set, circa 1915

A Weighted ‘British Chess Federation’ Staunton Pattern Chess Set, circa 1915

one side 'ebonised', the other side left natural, the chessmen with green baizes to the undersides, kings topped with cylindrical finials, queens with crowns, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses’ heads, rooks as turrets, pawns with ball finials, in a rectangular mahogany box, with a hinged lid, the interior lined with green baize.

King: 4 inches (10.2cm)

Pawn: 5.5cm 

Box: 30.5cm x 15.1cm x 15cm

Stock Reference: MJ 2047


A Note From Luke

Recent research suggests that these sets were manufactured abroad (possibly Germany) and sold by the British Chess Company of Stroud, unstamped.

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