Jaques "In Statu Quo" Travelling Chess Set
An "In Statu Quo" Travelling Chess Set, by Jaques & Son, Late 19th Century
the brass pegged bone chessmen stained red and left natural, the folding wooden board with a locking mechanism, stamped: JAQUES & SON...PATENTEE...LONDON...IN STATU QUO...CHESS BOARD
in a dark green leather slip case (no flap)
Width (when open flat): 23.5cm
Depth (when closed): 11.5cm
Height (when closed): 6.1cm
Stock Reference: MJ 1822
A Note From Luke
Classic antique travelling chess set by the famous firm of Jaques.
With the expansion of the middle classes in the 19th century- and train travel- various manufacturers began to experiment with portable chess sets that could be used in a carriage, train or ship. Jaques’ patent for the ‘In Statu Quo” (“in their existing position”) was granted in August, 1853.
This set has a locking mechanism holding the brass pegged bone pieces in place. Comes with the original slipcase in green leather.
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