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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





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.


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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