Antique Staunton Chessmen, Victorian Period.
An set of Victorian Period Antique Staunton Chessmen, with green baize base pads. These vintage chessmen are Boxwood and Ebony, and unweighted. The King stands 3-0″ tall with a 1-1/2″ diameter base. A comparison of this King with Kings from a Jaques Library and Tournament size set is shown in the accompanying images. All the chessmen still have their original green baize base pads. The Knights very closely resemble those found in Paulsen-style Jaques chessmen from the early 1850s. These chessmen were likely produced around 1860.
The chessmen are housed in their original unlined Mahogany slide-top box. The pieces are in excellent condition and have developed a very pleasing honey patina. The chess pieces are in excellent condition and there are no replacements. The chessmen play and display best on a chessboard with 1-7/8″ to 2-0″ squares. The antique chessboard shown is not included as part of this sale. For a complete selection of our finest new and antique chessboards, please visit https://chessantiques.com/product-category/chessboards/