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“Edinburgh Upright” Chess Set, circa 1860

  • Edinburgh Upright Antique Chess Set
  • Antique Edinburgh Upright Chess Set
  • Edinburgh Upright Antique Chess Set
  • Antique Edinburgh Upright Chess Set

A “Northern” or “Edinburgh Upright” Pattern chess set, circa 1860. Scarce.

one side in boxwood, the other side in ebony, kings with urn-shaped tops, queens with large ball finials, bishops with mitres, knights as horses heads, rooks as turrets with battlements, pawns with ball finials, in the original mahogany box with a sliding lid. 

King: 7.5cm high, base 2.7cm diameter

Pawn: 3.9cm high, base 1.3cm diameter

Box: 16cm wide, 12cm deep, 7.4cm high

Stock Reference: MJ 1423


Boxwood Side:

‘Very Good’. Complete and no warps. Nice grain and shiny patina. Small chip to rim of carved horse head base on Knight, a few very light blue stains to surface.

Ebony Side:

‘Very Good’. Complete and no warps. Miniscule chip to turned decoration on Queen. Likewise, miniscule chip to turned decoration on Bishop. Slight wear to edge of Pawn baulster.


Good. A few surface scratches. Old repair to side panel.

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