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“Old English” Chess Set, 19th century

  • “Old English” Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Old English” Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Old English” Chess Set, 19th century
  • “Old English” Chess Set, 19th century

An “Old English” Pattern Boxwood and Ebony Chess Set, Late 19th century

the chessmen with green baize to the underside, in a mahogany lidded box with a metal clasp

King: 9.9cm high

Pawn: 4.3cm high

Box: 18.5cm wide, 14.9cm deep, 8cm high

Stock Reference: VS 1620



Ebony Side:

A few very minor nicks. 

Boxwood Side:

Nice figuring and finish to the wood surface.

Mahogany Box:

“Very Good”. A few minor surface scratches and nicks.


A Note From Luke

Nice antique set in the “Old English” pattern. This pattern was popular during the 19th century, and used as an alternative to the Staunton pattern. 

Set comes with an antique mahogany box and is ready to go.


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