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Jaques Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, c. 1915-20

  • Jaques Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, c. 1915-20
  • Jaques Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, c. 1915-20
  • Jaques Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, c. 1915-20
  • Jaques Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, c. 1915-20

A Jaques Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Weighted Chess Set, circa 1915-20

both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON on the rim of the King base, chessmen with green baizes to the underside, knight and rook with red crown, in a baize lined, mahogany box with Jaques green label ('coiled border') and divide.

King: 9cm (3.5 inches) high.

Pawn: 5cm high.

Box: 20cm x 15.4cm x 9cm.

Stock Reference: MJ 1965

Reference: Alan Fersht: Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, page 10, illustration showing a similar label, dated 1915-20.


Boxwood Side:

Good. Nice toffee colour. 

Ebony Side:

Red crowns slightly rubbed, tiny chip to base edge of black bishop, repair to bishop finials and knights ears (near invisible), 


Wear and some loss to Green Label (plus owner's signature in ink). Hairline crack across top, some wear to green baize lining, no key.


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