Antique Washington Style English Chessmen.
This offering is an example of Antique Washington Style English Chessmen. The chessmen are natural and brown-stained ivory. The King stands 3-0″ tall with a 1-3/8″ diameter base. The Royal chessmen are basically bone Barleycorn in design. The Kings and Queens feature full, slightly tapered barrel bodies mounted atop baluster pedestals. The Rooks are pedestal-mounted rusticated towers with staffs. The Bishops and Pawns have self-similar baluster pedestals. These Antique Washington Style English Chessmen are the style as you would see on sets made during the latter half of the 18th century and early 19th century, often referred to “Washington” style chess sets due to their resemblance to chessmen used by George Washington See image ). These are authentic antique chessmen that will make a fine display. The chessmen are in excellent condition. The brown stain is worn in areas and gives a very pleasant “antique” appearance. The chessmen are housed in a replacement wooden box, not shown.
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