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Fine Antique Staunton Chess Set, Large Size

  • Fine Antique Staunton Chess Set, Large Size
  • Fine Antique Staunton Chess Set, Large Size
  • Fine Antique Staunton Chess Set, Large Size

A Fine Weighted Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, Late 19th Century

nicely turned and carved, the knights carved to a similar quality as Jaques, the chessmen with green baize to the undersides, in the original antique hinged oak box, with metal carrying handles, divide and lined with green baize.

King: 12.1cm high

Pawn: 6.4cm high

Box: 27cm x 21.5cm x 12cm

Stock Reference: AS 1970

 

 

 

Condition

Usual minor nicks and scuffs as expected with age . Crosses on Kings probably repaired/restored? Baizes good. Two pawn baizes slightly brighter green colour- a minute difference, but presumably replaced baizes. Pawns look identical to the rest of the set.

Boxwood Side:

Attractive shiny patina. Chip to edge of knight ear (photo attached), a bit of surface dirt/dust, a few natural flaws to the wood, neat repair to one bishop finial, baizes good.

Ebony Side:

Minor hairline cracks to to queen, knight, rook, bishops, pawns.

Box:

Good. Original antique box to set. Nicely detailed late 19th century metal handles. Usual age scuffs and nicks. Green baize lining good.

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