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Antique Staunton Chess Set, Late 19th Century

  • Antique Staunton Chess Set
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set

A Good English Staunton Pattern Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, late 19th century

finely carved, and of a good quality, in a mahogany lidded box, with key

King: 8.9cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm high

Box: 18.6cm wide

Stock Reference: VS 1619


Boxwood Side:

‘Excellent’. Old ink annotation to base underside of Queen. Slight surface dirt, and a few flaw marks to the wood grain. 

Ebony Side:

‘Very Good’ to 'Near Excellent’. Small chip to one King ear, and tiny chip to base rim. Tiny chip to spike tip of Queen. 


Good. A few surface scratches. Plus key.

A Note From Luke

Lovely antique set in the famous Staunton pattern, first designed in 1849, and popular with players. Well turned with very nicely carved knights. Comes with the original mahogany box with a key. Recommended.

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