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Antique "Leuchars" Leather Chess Board

  • Antique "Leuchars" Leather Chess Board
  • Antique "Leuchars" Leather Chess Board
  • Antique "Leuchars" Leather Chess Board
  • Willliam Leuchars Chess Board

A Good English Leather Folding Chess Board, most probably by Leuchars of Piccadilly, circa 1880

the alternate chess squares in black and red, with gilt tooling, the edges blind-stamped in the Greek Key pattern, with further foliate decoration in gilt, the reverse side stamped with Gothic tracery patterns as used by William Leuchars, but without a retailer's or manufacturer's stamp

Width (when open): 40.7cm 

Chess Squares: 4.7cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1920

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Condition

Good. A few minor scuffs here and there, with minor 'dings'. Slight rubbing to the edge of the hinge. Interior nice and clean.

A Note From Luke

Very nice late 19th century English leather chess board. The blind-stamped Gothic Tracery on the reverse side is identical to the stamped decoration found on the boards made and sold by William Leuchars of Piccadilly.

Leuchars was established at 47 Piccadilly, London in 1794 by James Leuchars. In 1820, the business moved to 38 Piccadilly shortly before James Leuchars died in 1823. In 1884, Leuchars moved their existing manufactory from 31 Gerrard Street, Soho, London to 8 Sherwood Street, Golden Square, London.

Asprey bought the business in 1888, but Leuchars continued to trade from their 38 & 39 Piccadilly address until 1902.

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