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Jaques "In Statu Quo" Travelling Chess Set

  • Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set
  • Jaques In Statu Quo Travelling Chess Set
  • Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set
  • Jaques In Statu Quo 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

Condition

Chess Set:

Good. Bit of rubbing to the red stain. A few hairline 'age' cracks to the bone. Mechanism tight and works well.

Leather Slipcase:

Some scuff marks and minor 'dings'. Flap either missing or not present on end of the case. Split to corner on other end.

 

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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