Fine Edinburgh Upright Chess Set, circa 1870
A magnificent “Edinburgh Upright Pattern" boxwood and ebony chess set, circa 1870, the king 11.5cm high, the pawn 6cm high.
Stock Reference Number: MM 1558
Provenance: Major British Chess Collection.
Reference: Michael Mark, British Chess Sets, Victoria & Albert Museum, 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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