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English “Washington” Chess Set, 18th Century

An English “Washington Pattern” Ivory Chess Set, Late 18th Century

one side stained red, the other side left natural, kings with multi knops and cogged crowns, queens with multi knops and ball finials, bishops as mitres, knights as arched horses’ heads, rooks as raised turrets with knopped battlements, the chessmen with wide turned circular bases, in a wooden box with a sliding lid

King: 9cm high

Pawn: 4.4cm high

Box: 17.7cm long

Stock Reference: VS 1414

Literature: Gareth Williams, Masterpieces, Quintet Publishing, 2000, pp. 40-41.


Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.



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