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Stock Number: no. 911

Good late 19th century B.C.D. (Backgammon,

Chess and Draughts) Traveling Games Tube

by Jaques of London. The embossed leather tube containing a folding leather chess and backgammon board, two dice shakers, turned ebony and boxwood circular gaming pieces with the various chess motifs on them.

Tube 8 inches (20 cm.) long.


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Late 19th century Anglo Indian Campaign bone Staunton pattern Chess Set, one side natural bone, the other stained red. King 3 inches (7.5 cm.) Comes in the original lift-up top mahogany storage box.  To the inside of the lid, the maker's name Negasys and their logo, a British navel ensign flag with the word “Ensign” and “British made”.  Negasys was a late 19th century/early 20th century Anglo Indian firm who specialised in, amongst other items, natural history specimens. Possibly made and supplied for the British Indian troops.  Box 6 x 3.5 x 5 inches

                     (15 x 9  x 12.8 cm.)


Price including delivery  £780

 

Stock Number: no .655

Interesting late 19th century Ceramic Staunton pattern Chess Set. One side of white glazed the other black. Comes in a  lift up top oak storage case.

King 3.25 inches ( 8.25 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £380


Stock Number: no. 871

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Stock Number: no. 450

Fine carved and turned ivory Staunton pattern Chess Set.

One side natural ivory the other stained cochineal

burgundy red.

The kings stand 3.8 inches ( 9.6 cm.) high.

Comes in a green felt lined fitted two tray oak, lift up top

storage box.

Circa 1920's


Price including delivery £2500

 






Stock Number: no. 620

Good Tournament size Staunton weighted Chess Set

by The British Chess Company. Circa 1900.

The boxwood and ebonized lead-loaded turned and carved

pieces of Staunton pattern.  The black knights horses heads

of moulded xylonite. One knight and one rook from each side

with small impressed crowns, to donate kings side when

playing.

Comes in period lift-up green baize lined storage box.

The British Chess Company were based in

Stroud, Gloucestershire from 1891 to around 1902.

King 4.15 inches (10.5 cm.) high.


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A suitable board no. 215 under our Boards Section

  








 

Stock Number: no. 926

Late 19th century boxwood and ebony weighted composite
Staunton Chess Set by Jaques of London
The kings with impressed mark “Jaques London”
to the rims of their bases.
One rook from each side with small crowns
to their tops to donate kings side when playing. 
The Knights of the Lasker style circa 1880-1885
Comes in later mahogany lift up top storage box 
King 3.5 inches (9 cm.) high.

£1050 including delivery



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First half of the  20th century Library size Staunton pattern

Chess Set in Box and with Chessboard

The chessmen of turned Boxwood and Ebony.

One knight and one rook from each side with small impressed

red crowns to their tops to donate kings side when playing.

Comes in mahogany lift up top storage box.

Together with an oak framed chessboard with alternate

mahogany and faux satinwood playing squares

King 2.5 inches (6.35 cm.) tall.

Chessboard 12 x 12 inches ( 30.5 x 30.5 cm.)

Playing squares 1.57 x 1.57 inches ( 4 x 4 cm.)


Price including delivery £580







Stock Number: no.523


Late 19th century  boxwood and ebony

weighted composite Staunton Chess Set

by Jaques of London.

The white king with impressed mark “Jaques London”

to the rim of its base.

One rook and one knight from each side with small crowns

to their tops to donate kings side when playing.

Comes in rosewood lift up top storage box.

King 3.5 inches (9 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £980







 

Stock Number: no. 223

Stock Number: no. 491


Late 19th century carved and turned ivory  Staunton pattern

Chess Set . The turned pieces and carved knights of good quality.

One side natural ivory colour the other stained cochineal red.

Comes in blue velvet lined inlaid mahogany folding chessboard

cum storage case


King 3.25 inches (8.25 cm.)


Board/ Case open  14 x 14 x 1.75 inches (35.5 x 35.5 x 2.5 cm. )


Price including delivery £1950







 

Stock Number: no. 448

A good selection of reasonably priced old fixed inlaid wood chessboards always in stock

                                     Ideal for any of the Staunton chess sets above

                                Only sold with the purchase of one of our chess sets

Stock Number: no. 989

Stock Number: no. 109

Mid 20th century Staunton Chess weighted Chess set by

Jaques  London.

The pieces of carved and turned boxwood and black stained

wood.

With the original slide lid wood storage box with green Jaques

trade paper label with CHESS made in England and J.J.& S

Comes with same period inlaid wood Chessboard

King 3.25 inches (8.4 cm.) high

Board 16x 16 inches ( 40.5 x 40.5 cm.)

Playing squares 2 inches (5.1 cm.)


Price including delivery £480

Rare ensemble of a 19th century weighted Staunton Chess Set

by Jaques of London . The chessmen of carved and turned ebony

and boxwood  The white king with impressed mark to the rim

of its base “Jaques London”.

One knight and one rook from each side with impressed mark

of a small crown to their tops to donate kings side when playing.

The knights of the rare early “Anderssen Dropjaw" design

circa 1860- 1865.  Contained in a gothic design Carton Pierre storage

casket. These Gothic style Carton Pierre Caskets designed by

Joseph Williams containing Jaques sets and were retailed by

Leuchars. To the underside of the Casket there is the Jaques

paper trade label (distressed) .

Comes complete with rare “ Carton Pierre “ and gilt tooled red and

cream leather folding chess board stamped “Leuchars Piccadilly”

to the edge. The casket fits neatly in the recess of the folded

board for display when not in use. London circa 1855

King 3.5 inches ( 9cm.)

Board open 21 x 20 inches ( 53.3 x 51 cm. )

Playing square size 2.24 inches ( 5.7 cm. )


Price including delivery £4750

Fine quality 20th century polished wood lead weighted

Staunton pattern Chess Set.

One knight and one rook from each side with small

impressed crown to their tops to donate kings side

when playing. Comes with unusual two extra Queens

for "Promotion " in play.

Comes in polished wood high quality cigar storage box.

King  3.5 inches ( 9 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £780

Stock Number: no. 209

A Good early Jaques unweighted Library Staunton Chess Set .

The finely carved and turned boxwood and ebony chessmen with

the early Andressen style knights. One rook and one knight from

each side with small impressed crowns to their tops to donate

kings side when playing. The white king with impressed mark

"Jaques London" to the base of its rim. The pieces of an attractive

toffee colour and good patina.

Comes in mahogany slide lid storage box with Jaques green trade

paper label to the lid. Circa 1862

King 3.5 cm ( 9 cm.) high

Comes with a very attractive folding leather chessboard of an unusual

dark blue and red playing squares with fine gilt tooled decoration

and “Staunton Chess Board”embossed in gilt to the folded back.

Board Open 18 x 18 inches (46 x 46 cm.) Squares 1.5 x 1.5  (4 x 4 cm.)


Stock Number: no. 117                                         Price including delivery £1450



Good 19th century weighted boxwood and ebony

Staunton Chess Set “Club”or “Tournament” size by

Jaques of London The rim of the base of the white king with

impressed mark “Jaques London”. One rook from each side

with small impressed crown to their tops to donate kings side

when playing.

Comes in the large size mahogany lift up top storage box with

a round brass inset plaque to the top of the lid.

The inside of the lid with the green Jaques trade paper label.

King 4.3 inches (11cm.) high.


Price £2950 including delivery


A suitable Tournament size Chessboards for this set would be

stock no. 688, 215 or 476 details under our Boards section.

Stock Number: no. 599

Good late 20th century Staunton pattern weighted Chess set

by Geoffrey Parker maker of bespoke luxury chess sets.

The quality pieces of turned and carved ebony and boxwood

and loaded with lead to their bases.

Comes in light wood lift up top storage box and two

Geoffrey Parker storage pouches.

Complete with finely inlaid wood chessboard.

King 3.75 inches ( 9.5 cm.) high

Board 18 x 18 inches ( 45.7 x 45.7 cm.)


Price £350

Exceptionally interesting  and Important Historic

early Ivory Jaques of London Club size Staunton Chess Set.

The  white King with Impressed mark to the edge of the

underside of its base J.JAQUES LONDON.

The base also inset with a circular silver plaque with engraved

upon it "

FROM THE SIMLA STAUNTON CHESS CLUB SIMLA

                                      OCTOBER 1st 1851

               Presented to Chs. MacLoed Esquire second prize"


Comes in a period sectioned mahogany with brass catch lift up

top storage box.

King 4.3 inches  ( 11cm. )


Price including delivery £12,500


Notes: Jaques of London were the the major makers of

Staunton chess sets , owning the registered designs since 1849.

The Indian hill town of Simla was the the major winter hill

station in India and became the 19th century summer capital

of the British Raj during hot climate times.


Stock Number: no. 600

Good early 20th Jaques century weighted boxwood and ebony

Staunton Chess Set of “Club”or “Tournament” size by

Jaques of London

The rims of the bases of the white and black kings with

impressed mark “Jaques London”.

One knight and one rook from each side with small

impressed crown to their tops to donate kings side when playing.

Comes in the large size mahogany lift up top storage box, 

the inside of the lid with the green Jaques paper trade label .

King 4.5 inches (11.45 cm.) high.


Price including delivery £2850


A suitable Tournament size Chessboards for this set would be

stock no. 688, or 476 details under our Boards section.

Stock Number: no. 286

The knights horses heads are of the original Nathaniel Cook registered March1849 design.                                               The Knights carved as a stallion's head from the Elgin Marbles taken from the Parthenon

Cooke was editor of the prestigious “Illustrated London News” in which Howard Staunton          the leading English Chess Master had a chess column and the design was endorsed by him                                               and given his name.

The sets were then produced by the famous chess set makers John Jaques of London

Rare late 19th century ivory Club or Tournament size ivory

Staunton Chess Set attributable to Richard Whitty.

The fine set being ivory one side and stained cochineal red

the other. The bases of the pieces with the usual Whitty red

felt and the fine turned concentric rings unique to Whitty.

The finely carved knights with the small point below the chin

beards, another Whitty pointer. Comes in the period red velvet

lined mahogany lift up top storage box.

The enigmatic Richard Whitty of Tithbarn St. Liverpool.

was a retailer of sporting goods and produced fine wood and

ivory Staunton pattern Chess Sets during the late 19th century.

This is only the second 4.5 inch high king set that I have ever

seen or heard of attributable to Whitty, a "rare bird" indeed.

King 4.5 inches ( 11.43 cm.) tall.


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Stock Number: no. 303

Stock Number: no. 761

Good early 20th century weighted boxwood and ebony Staunton

Chess Set by Jaques of London.

The rim of the bases of the white and black kings with impressed

mark “Jaques London”. One knight and one rook from each side

with small impressed crown to their tops to donate kings side

when playing. Very good colour to the boxwood men.

Comes in mahogany lift up top storage box with the Jaques green

trade paper label to the inside of the lid.

King 3.5 inches ( 9.cm.) high.


Price including delivery £1350

Stock Number: no. 423