Jaques Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, circa 1885
A Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set by Jaques & Son, London, circa 1885
the boxwood king stamped JAQUES LONDON (in black) along the rim, in a wooden box with a sliding lid and green label: THE STAUNTON CHESS-MEN...Two Prize Medals Awarded, 1862 (Howard Staunton’s facsimile signature)...JAQUES & SON, LONDON
King: 7.6cm high (3 inches)
Pawn: 3.9cm high
Box: 15cm long
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht: Jaques & British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010, page 9 for a similar green label
Stock Reference: MJ 1760
Unweighted. Very Good, surface slightly dirty. Blue/green felt baize generally good, but with wear to one bishop.
Very Good. Blue/Green felt baize good.
Mahogany box good, with a few surface scratches and age nicks. Green label rubbed and worn. Interior lined in a faded plum coloured baize.
A Note From Luke
Classic 3 inch Staunton set from the famous old firm of Jaques of London. The green label dates the set to around 1885.
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