Antique Washington Style English Playing Chess Set.
This offering is an example of an antique Washington Style English Playing Chess set. The chessmen are natural and red-stained ivory and bone. The King stands 3-5/8″ tall with a 1-1/2″ diameter base. The Royal chessmen are basically bone Barleycorn in design. The Kings and Queens feature full, slightly tapered barrel bodies mounted atop urn-shaped pedestals. The Rooks are large rusticated towers with red painted mortar lines. The Bishops and Pawns have self-similar urn-shaped pedestals. These 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. These are authentic antique chessmen that will make a fine display.