Jaques Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, 1865-70
A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, 1865-70
the white king stamped JAQUES LONDON in black, the chessmen with green baizes to the undersides, in a Jaques hinged box with green label: THE STAUNTON CHESS-MEN...Howard Staunton's facsimile signature...JAQUES & SON, LONDON, and original retailer's red label: CHARLES HENRY, 22, King Street, MANCHESTER, and further Charles Henry green label to the underside of the box
King: 9cm high
Pawn: 4.4cm high
Box: 18.5cm wide, 14.1cm deep, 8cm high
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques Staunton Chess Sets, A Collectors Guide, Kaissa Publications, 2007, page 11.
Stock Reference: MJ 1867
Good. Slight surface dirt and a few very minor 'dints' and surface scuffs.
Good. No cracks or chips. Slight wear to baize.
A few scuffs to green label, interesting Victorian retailer's label to green label and underside (worn), hinges intact, slight wear to green baize interior, some dents, scuffs and cracks to box. With key, which doesn't appear to work.
A Note From Luke
Good antique Jaques set from the 1860s. Interesting Victorian retailer's label over the Jaques green label, and on the bottom of the box.
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