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Good English ‘Calvert’ Chess Set, 19th century

A Good English ‘Calvert’ or ’St George Pattern’ Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, 19th century

kings with elegant urn-shaped finials, queens with ball finials, bishops with cleft mitres, knights as horses’ heads, rooks as monobloc turrets with castellations, pawns with blal finials, in a inlaid, marquetry-decorated wooden box with mother o’ pearl mount to the lid, similar to Tunbridge ware.

 King: 11cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm

Box: 24.7cm wide, 11.7cm high, 17cm wide

Stock Reference: MJ 2002



A Note From Luke

Classic English set, turned from boxwod and ebony. In a pattern popular during the early to mid 19th century.

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