A Large 'In Statu Quo' Travelling Chess Set by J. Jaques & Son, circa 1890
the hinged mahogany case incorporating a board with alternate squares in rosewood and sycamore, with the brass-pegged bone pieces stained red and left natural, with a bone-pegged locking mechanism and brass slide-lock to the side, with brass plaque inscribed: J. JAQUES & SON Makers London, and stamped" IN STATU QUO...PATENT CHESS BOARD to the other side
32cm x 32cm wide (when open), 32cm x 16cm (when closed)
Stock Reference: AS 1845
Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa publications, 2010, page 55.
Period: circa 1890