Classic ‘Barleycorn’ Chess Set, 19th Century
An English ‘Barleycorn Pattern’ Bone Chess Set, 19th Century
one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings and queens with multi baluster knops, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses’ heads and rooks as monobloc turrets, pawns with turned reeded bases and ball finials, in a wooden box with a hinged lid and two hinged clasps.
King: 10.1cm high
Box: 17.6cm x 16cm x 7.4cm
Stock Reference: AS 2037
Generally good. Some rubbing to the red stain. Nice example of an antique English bone chess set in a classic pattern.
A Note From Luke
The classic English chess pattern. Used throughout the Victorian period as an alternative to the Staunton pattern (invented in 1849).
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