Antique Jaques Staunton Chess Set, 1865-1870

S/N:MJ 1867

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Antique Jaques Staunton Chess Set, 1865-1870

A Jaques Staunton Weighted Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set, 1865-70

the white king stamped JAQUES LONDON in black, the chessmen with green baizes to the undersides, in a Jaques hinged box with green label: THE STAUNTON CHESS-MEN...Howard Staunton's facsimile signature...JAQUES & SON, LONDON, and original retailer's red paper label: CHARLES HENRY, 22, King Street, MANCHESTER, and further Charles Henry green label to the underside of the box.

King: 9cm high, 4.2cm base diameter

Pawn: 4.4cm high, 2.6cm base diameter

Box: 18.5cm wide, 14.1cm deep, 8cm high

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques Staunton Chess Sets, A Collectors Guide, Kaissa Publications, 2007, page 11.

Stock Reference: MJ 1867

Note: An interesting early and original Jaques 3 1/2 inch boxwood set, with two rare Victorian retailer's labels on the box. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’ve been selling rare chess sets and antique games for twenty five years, and was the former chess specialist at Phillips Auctioneers, Bonhams, Bloomsbury Auctions and Freeman’s (Philadelphia). Many thanks, Luke Honey.


  • H: 8cm (3.15in)
  • W: 18.5cm (7.28in)
  • D: 14.1cm (5.55in)



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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:

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.

In his other life, Luke is an enthusiastic amateur cook and blogger (Luke Honey Inspiration), is a regular contributor to Homes & Antiques, enjoys backgammon, piano and gin and has an unhealthy interest in second-hand books and unreliable cars.

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