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Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900

  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900
  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900
  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900
  • Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900

A Jaques Staunton Unweighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, circa 1900

green baizes to the undersides, both kings stamped: JAQUES LONDON in red, in a mahogany box, with plum coloured baize lining, a sliding lid and green label: THE Staunton Chessmen...(Howard Staunton’s facsimile signature)... J. JAQUES & SON, LTD., LONDON, ENGLAND.

King: 9cm (3 1/2 inches) high

Pawn: 5cm high

Box: 16.5cm long, 13.2cm wide, 9.6cm high.

Stock Reference: MJ 1954

Reference Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, page 10, for a similar green label, dated '1902' in ink.

Condition

Boxwood Side:

Nicely waxed patina, natural flaw to bishop (with a very slight lean), a few further natural flaws to the wood, green baizes good, but one or two a bit ragged around the edges.

Ebony Side:

'Excellent'.

Box:

Green label a bit grubby, with scuffs and scratches, but intact, without loss. Box good, with a few scuffs and minor dents.

A Note From Luke

Nice example of a turn-of-the century unweighted Jaques in the original box. Label is a bit scuffed, but set's in a good shape, with no chips or cracks.

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