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Fine Staunton Chess Set (in the Jaques Style)

  • Fine Staunton Chess Set (in the Jaques Style)
  • Fine Staunton Chess Set (in the Jaques Style)
  • Fine Staunton Chess Set (in the Jaques Style)
  • Fine Staunton Chess Set (in the Jaques Style)

A Fine Weighted Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, in the Manner of Jaques, possibly by F. H. Ayres, Late 19th/Early 20th century

the knights finely carved in the Jaques manner, the chessmen with green baizes to the underside of the bases, in a lidded mahogany box lined with green baize

King: 10.8cm high

Pawn: 5.8cm high

Box: 22.5cm wide

Stock Reference: SBH: 1699


Immaculate. Green baizes immaculate. Nice figuring to the boxwood grain. Minor scratches and scuffs to the wooden box.

A Note From Luke

Magnificent Staunton chess set with the king just under 4½ inches high (11cm ). The set is unsigned, but the knights are identical in style to Jaques. One possibility is that this set was made by an ex Jaques carver for F. H. Ayres. Lovely quality and immaculate condition.

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