Jaques Staunton Weighted Chess Set, circa 1930
A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, Late 1920s to 1930s
both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON in red, in a hinged mahogany box with a green label: GENUINE Staunton Chessmen...Howard Staunton's facsimile signature...J. Jaques & Son, Ltd., London. England, the box further stamped: MADE IN ENGLAND
Superb 'Near Mint' Condition set with an immaculate Green Label to the box.
King: 3 1/2 inches (9cm) high
Pawn: 4.9cm high
Box: 20.5cm wide
Stock Reference: AS 1842
Excellent. Very slight wear to green baize on the undersides.
Excellent. Very slight wear to green baize on the undersides. Good shiny surface patina.
'Very Good' to 'Near Excellent'. Two or three minor dents to lid. Green label 'near immaculate', with a tiny pin-prick to centre, and in an 'above average' condition. Green baize lining immaculate. No key.
A Note From Luke
Lovely example of a 1930s Jaques Staunton in an above-average immaculate condition. The classic Staunton pattern was invented in 1849, patented by Jaques of London, and endorsed by Grand Master, Howard Staunton.
A design classic. All there and ready to go.
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