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Edinburgh Upright Chess Set, circa 1870

  • Edinburgh Upright Chess Set, circa 1870

A Bone 'Edinburgh Upright' Pattern Chess Set, circa 1870

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with urn finials, queens with ball finial, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses heads, rooks as turrets, pawns with ball finials, in a wooden box with a sliding lid

King: 6.9cm high, 2.4cm base diameter

Pawn: 3.8cm high, 1.9cm base diameter

Box: 14.6cm, long, 10cm wide, 6cm high

Stock Reference: MJ 1902


White Side:

Good. Minor hairline age crack to king, surface slightly grubby with the bone stratification marks clearly visible, no chips or cracks.

Red Side:

Good. Some minor rubbing to edge of stain, stain quite a dark red and probably touched up in places. No chips or cracks.


Original wooden box with sliding lid. Crack to base, otherwise good.

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