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Jaques Staunton Ivory Chess Set, circa 1890

  • Jaques Staunton Ivory Chess Set, circa 1890
  • Jaques Staunton Ivory Chess Set, circa 1890
  • Jaques Staunton Ivory Chess Set, circa 1890
  • Jaques Staunton Ivory Chess Set, circa 1890

An Antique Jaques Staunton Ivory Chess Set, circa 1890

one side stained red, the other side left natural, both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON on the underside of the bases, in a late 19th century mahogany and brass inlaid hinged box, the interior with two compartments lined with dark blue plush

King: 7.4cm high

Pawn: 3.8cm high

Box: 19cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1844

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010

Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.


Chess Set "Near excellent". White side slightly yellowed. Hairline crack/old repair across the edge of one white pawn's base underside. Natural flaw/minor hairline crack to the underside of one white pawn. Original red stain good and even. 

Box excellent, with plush lined interior in a fine condition.

A Note From Luke

Classic ivory Staunton chess set by the famous firm of Jaques, London. We can date this set by the style of the knight's head, and the Jaques stamp on both the Kings.

The set comes with a good quality mahogany and brass inlaid antique box from teh same period. Lovely set and ready to go. Recommended.

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