Lot 602. Jaques Anderssen Staunton Antique Chess Set

Jaques Anderssen Staunton Antique Chess Set A circa 1858 Jaques Anderssen Staunton Antique Chess Set, “Drop-Jaw” style, boxwood and ebony, unweighted, felted, inscribed “Jaques London” on the rim of the White King. The Knights are of the Anderssen drop-jaw style and the Bishops are very attractive with wide vertical miters. The King stands 3-1/2″ tall.  The chessmen are housed in their original Slide-top Mahogany box with the original green manufacturer’s label. The Staunton Pattern was first offered to the public for sale in the Fall of 1849 by the company…

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Lot 601. Jaques Paulsen Staunton Chessmen circa 1853

Jaques Paulsen Staunton Chessmen circa 1853 A circa 1853 Jaques Paulsen style Staunton boxwood and ebony set, 8.9 cm King, unweighted, felted, inscribed “Jaques London” on the rim. The Knights are very finely carved with a very attractive serpentine silhouette (Paulsen). The black Knights are ebony. The set is housed in its original carton pierre casket, lined in blue velvet, with the original yellow label showing: THE STAUNTON CHESS-MEN. The Staunton Pattern was first offered to the public for sale in the Fall of 1849 by the company of John…

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Jaques Harrwitz Staunton Chessmen Second Quality

Lot 600. Jaques Harrwitz Staunton Chessmen Second Quality

Jaques Harrwitz Staunton Chessmen Second Quality A set of circa 1855 Jaques Harrwitz Staunton Chessmen, boxwood and ebony, 8.9 cm King, unweighted, unfelted, inscribed “Jaques London” on the rim of the King. The King stands 3-1/2″ tall. The Knights are of the transition Morphy style (Harrwitz), and the Bishops are very attractive with very wide, almost vertical miters and more bulbous headpieces. The black Knights are stained boxwood. All of the pieces still have their original green registration stickers. Some sets have a label shows the words Second Quality. The…

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Jaques Morphy Style Chess set

Lot #605. Antique Jaques Morphy Style Staunton Chessmen (circa 1850)

Jaques Morphy Style Staunton Chessmen (circa 1850) Antique Jaques Morphy style Staunton Chessmen, boxwood and ebony set, 8.9 cm King,  unweighted, felted, inscribed “J. Jaques London” on the base of the rim of the King. The King height is 3-3/8″. Housed in its original carton pierre casket lined in blue velvet. The Knights are finely carved and are of the Morphy style. The Bishops are very attractive and delicate with a wide miter and delicate top. The Knights are carved from boxwood and stained black. The original yellow label (Jaques,…

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