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Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, circa 1900

  • Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, circa 1900
  • Staunton Boxwood Chess Set, circa 1900

A Staunton Pattern Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, in the style of F. H. Ayres, circa 1900

the chessmen with green baizes to the undersides, in a wooden hinged and lidded mahogany box with a brass hook to the front

King: 8cm high

Pawn: 4.1cm high

Box: 17.7cm wide

Stock Reference: AS 1899


Hairline crack to black king, tiny chip to the tip of ebony and boxwood Queens crowns, small chip to one white pawn collar, tiny chip to base rim of one black pawn, chip to base of white rook, tiny chip to ear tip of one white knight, tiny chip to ear tip of one ebony knight. Otherwise 'Very Good'. Box: 'Good'. A few minor dent marks to the inside of the lid.

A Note From Luke

Chip to base of white rook, otherwise a lovely little set! Weighted. Possibly by F. H. Ayres- the famed rocking horse maker. The ebony features attractive stratifications to the surface. The base width of the king is 3.3cm, and the base width of the pawn is 2.6cm.

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