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Signed Calvert Chess Set, Early 19th century

  • Signed Calvert Chess Set, Early 19th century
  • Signed Calvert Chess Set, Early 19th century
  • Signed Calvert Chess Set, Early 19th century
  • Signed Calvert Chess Set, Early 19th century

A Signed Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Set by Calvert of Fleet Street, Early 19th century

kings with urn shaped finials, queens with ball finials, bishops with split mitres, knights as carved horses’ heads, rooks a monobloc turrets, all four rooks stamped CALVERT 189 FLEET STT

King: 8.4cm high

Pawn: 4.5cm high

Stock Reference: JA 1614

Provenance: Private British chess collection.


Boxwood Side:

Slightly grubby surface, tiny nick to rim of bishop, otherwise excellent.

Rosewood Side:

Pawn collar with chip, tiny chip to knight ear, otherwise excellent.

All four rooks stamped: CALVERT 189 FLEET STT


A Note From Luke

Signed Calvert sets are hard to find. Thomas Calvert, a Liveryman and Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, operated from premises at 189 Fleet Street, London, from the end of the 18th century until his death in 1822, at which point his wife, Dorothy, took over the business, running it until her death in 1840.

All four rook stamped: CALVERT...189 FLEET STT

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