“Edinburgh Upright” Chess Set, circa 1860
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
‘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.
‘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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