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Antique “Old English” Chess Set

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  • Antique “Old English” Chess Set
  • Antique “Old English” Chess Set

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: LH 1830



Boxwood Side:

Excellent. Nice shiny patina. Green baizes excellent. Natural flaws to the wood.

Ebony Side:

Excellent. Pieces are hand-turned, so slight variation in pawns.


Good. A few scuffs to varnish. Green baize inside lid a bit rubbed with small loss to corner area. Hinges very slightly loose.

A Note From Luke

Love this set!  Excellent antique players' set in the Old English Pattern. Hand-turned with nice carving to the knights' horse heads. Lovely condition, and in the original wooden box. Recommended.

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