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Staunton Pattern Chess Set, Late 19th Century

A Staunton Pattern Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, Late 19th Century

the chessmen with green felt baizes to their underside of the bases, in an oblong shaped mahogany box with a hinged lid (pea-green padded velvet to the inner lid)

King: 10cm high

Pawn: 5.3cm high

Box: 29cm wide

Stock Reference: JR 1797


Ebony Side:

Excellent. A few very minor age scuffs.

Boxwood Side:

Chip to rim of one rook, lean to king, tiny knick to bishop, otherwise excellent. Nice polished finish.


The usual age scuffs and minor scratches. Slight loss to veneer to edge. Interior good, slight age wear to green velvet.

A Note From Luke

The Staunton Pattern was designed in 1849 by Nathanial Cooke, and since then has become one of the most recognised chess patterns, beloved by international players for its simplicity, appropriate design and playability.

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