Early English Chess Set, 18th Century
An Early English Playing Chess Set, Early 18th century
One side in boxwood, the other side in ebony, kings and queens with multi-knopped columns, bishops as split mitres, knights with cleft blocks, rooks as monobloc turrets, pawns of squat form
King: 6.2cm high
Pawn: 3.2cm high
Provenance: The Gareth Williams Chess Collection
Stock Reference: VW 1632
Chip to king top, chip to queen knops, very minor chip to rook.
Small chips to rook, chip to base of bishop, chip to top of king, king a bit warped.
A Note From Luke
Interesting early English playing set from the Gareth Williams Collection. Note the “cleft” wedge tops to the knights.
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