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Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1885

S/N:MJ 1760

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Jaques Staunton Chess Set, circa 1885

A Staunton Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set by Jaques & Son, London, circa 1885 the boxwood king stamped JAQUES LONDON (in black) along the rim, in a wooden box with a sliding lid and green label: THE STAUNTON CHESS-MEN...Two Prize Medals Awarded, 1862 (Howard Staunton’s facsimile signature)...JAQUES & SON, LONDON

King: 7.6cm high (3 inches)
Pawn: 3.9cm high
Box: 15cm long

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht: Jaques & British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa Publications, 2010, page 9 for a similar green label



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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.

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