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Large 4.5 Inch Staunton Chess Set, circa 1880

  • Antique Staunton Jaques Chess Set
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set for Sale
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set for Sale
  • Antique Staunton Chess Set for Sale

A Fine Staunton Pattern Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set of Large Size, circa 1880

the chessmen with green baizes to the underside (restored) in a brass inlaid mahogany casket, the interior lined in green baize (re-lined), with a key

King: 11.5cm (4.5 inches) high

Pawn: 6.2cm high

Box: 24.5cm wide, 18cm deep, 13.5cm high

Stock Reference: AS 1927

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Boxwood Side:

Very nice ‘toffee’ patina and colour. Minor nicks and chipping to the turned banding on the King, Bishops, old repair to castellations on a rook, one pawn collar restored, very minor grazing to edge of one pawn collar, green baizes re-lined. Weighted.

Ebony Side:

Very minor hairline crack to King & Queen (barely visible to naked eye), minor chipping to turning on one bishop and rooks and one pawn. Very minor cracks t two pawn balls. Green baize re-lined. Weighted.


Good. A few scuffs and minor scratches. Brass inlay good. Green baize interior re-lined. Key.


A Note From Luke

A Four-and-a-Half inch Staunton pattern weighted chess set of fine quality. Unknown maker, but the knights are carved in very much the same style and quality as Jaques. I would date the set to the 1880s. Lovely ‘toffee’ patination and colour. Repair to one pawn collar and one rook castellation. The green baizes on the underside of the chess set has been re-lined, as as the green baize interior of the box. Comes with key.

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