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Unusual “Upright” Chess Set, 19th century

  • Unusual “Upright” Chess Set, 19th century
  • Unusual “Upright” Chess Set, 19th century
  • Unusual “Upright” Chess Set, 19th century
  • Unusual “Upright” Chess Set, 19th century

An Interesting “Upright” Boxwood and Ebony Chess Set, Mid/Late 19th century

an unusual variation on the Northern or Edinburgh Upright pattern, kings with elongated slender finials, queens similar, but with ball finials, bishops with stylised mitres, knights with horse’s heads, rooks as tapering turrets with ball finials, pawns with squat flared bases, in a wooden box with a sliding lid

King: 8.6cm high

Pawn: 4.6cm high

Box: 17.9cm wide

Stock Reference: VS 1621

Condition

Ebony Side:

Chip to baluster knop on pawn, minor nicks to black knights and king.

Boxwood Side:

 A few natural flaws to the wood, minor nick to knight.

Box:

Good. A few very minor scratchs and scuffs.

A Note From Luke

Interesting and unusual variation on the Edinburgh or Northern Upright pattern, first designed in the 1840’s. Generally in a “Very Good” condition, but one pawn has a chip to the collar.

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International Shipping

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All items are sent fully insured. Please be aware that there may be customs duties to pay if you live outside the European Union. If you live outside the European Union, please see the note below on CITES export regulations for antique rosewood.


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