Antique Tournament Size Staunton Chessmen.
A set of Antique Tournament Size Staunton Chessmen. These vintage chessmen are Boxwood and Ebony, and lightly weighted. All the chessmen still have their original green baize base pads. The King stands 3.4″ tall with a 1.7″ diameter base. This is a full tournament-size chess set. The Knights are very well carved and bear a passing resemblance to the Jaques Megamouth Knight from 1865-1870 time frame. These chessmen were likely produced around 1870.
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 2-1/8″ to 21/4″ squares. The antique Sutton-Coldfield chess timer and chessboard shown are not included as part of this sale. A good selection of antique and vintage Chess timers as well as the ideal chessboard for these chessmen can be found here.