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Jaques Staunton Four Inch Chess Set, 1890-95

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A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, circa 1890-95

both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON on the rim of the bases, the chessmen with green baizes to the undersides, in a mahogany box lined with green baize and green label: THE STAUNTON CHESSMEN... Howard Staunton's facsimile signature... JAQUES & SON, LONDON (no key)

King: 10.1cm (4 inches) high

Pawn: 5.4cm high

Box: 20.6m wide, 9.7cm high, 5.6cm deep

Reference: Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010, page 9 for a similar 1890-95 green label 'no hyphen in chessmen, both kings stamped...'

Stock Reference: AS 1969

Illustrated with chess board (AS 1968). Please note that the chess board is being sold separately. Please press this link to view it.



Boxwood Side:

Nice honeyed toffee colour and polish. Two chips to top of Queen crown. Some surface dirt and natural flaws to the wood.

Ebony Side:

Hairline crack to Queen, and very faint hairline crack to black rook. Hairline crack to black pawn and knight.


Green label 'Very Good', with a few scuffs and a bit of surface dirt. A few age scuffs and marks. Dovetail join slightly loose to the front left.


A Note From Luke

Handsome Jaques Staunton with a Four Inch king, a size now becoming increasingly harder to find. Nice weight, polish and honeyed toffee colour.

Please note that the illustration shows the set on a board which is being sold separately.

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