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Large Antique “Edinburgh Upright” Chess Set

  • Large Antique “Edinburgh Upright” Chess Set
  • Large Antique “Edinburgh Upright” Chess Set
  • Large Antique “Edinburgh Upright” Chess Set
  • Large Antique “Edinburgh Upright” Chess Set

A good “Edinburgh Upright” pattern chess set of large size, mid 19th century, one side in boxwood, the other side in ebony, knights as horses’ heads with flared nostrils and manes, the king 10.4cm high, the pawn 5cm high, in a rosewood box with inset mother o’ pearl cartouche and mother o’ pearl escutcheon plate, 22.4cm wide

Stock Reference: MJ 1480

Reference: Michael Mark, British Chess Sets, V & A, May 1986: The Edinburgh or Upright Pattern... “is stated by Staunton to have been designed by Lord John Hay a few years before the Staunton set appeared in 1849.” 

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