"Four Inch" Jaques Staunton Chess Set, 1930-40

S/N:SK 1692

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"Four Inch" Jaques Staunton Chess Set, 1930-40

A Weighted Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set by J. Jaques & Son, 1930-40. Both kings stamped JAQUES LONDON (in red) in a divided mahogany box with a green label: GENUINE STAUNTON CHESSMEN...J. JAQUES & SON LTD., LONDON, ENGLAND

King: 10cm (4 inches) high
Pawn: 5.5cm high
Box: 20.5cm wide
Stock Reference: SK 1692

Classic “Four Inch” chess set from the famous old firm of Jaques, London; these days, eminently collectable. We can date these sets accurately from the label and the style of knight (knights of the later period sets tend to have more of a square jaw). The official tournament chess set.



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Luke Honey is a dealer in unusual decorative antiques, furniture, pictures, posters and works of art- with an enthusiasm for the "Gentleman's Library" or quirky "English Country House" look. As a former specialist at both Phillips and Bonhams, Luke has had over twenty years experience selling antique games and is considered a leading authority on old backgammon boards, antique chess sets and chess boards, gambling and racing antiques and mah jong.

Luke operates from premises in Central London, where all stock can be viewed by appointment. Items can be viewed online at his regularly updated website: www.lukehoney.co.uk.

Luke also hires out stock to stylists and film production companies on a regular basis. He exhibits at the Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair twice a year.

Luke is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Art and Antiques Division) and a custodian of the Frederick Parker Chair Collection. He has written numerous articles, lectured and appeared on both radio and television.

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