Lot #931. Antique Hallett of High Holborne Chess Set

$2,495.00

Antique Hallett of High Holborne Chess set, Boxwood and Ebony, unweighted, with their original, green baize base pads. The King stands 3-.6″ tall with a 1.7″ diameter base. Excellent Condition. Circa 1852.

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Antique Hallett of High Holborne Chess Set.

Antique Hallett of Holborne Chessmen

Shown here is a very rare Antique Hallett of High Holborne Chess set. These vintage chessmen are Boxwood and Ebony, unweighted, with their original green baize base pads. The King stands 3-.6″ tall with a 1.7″ diameter base. These are full Tournament-size chessmen. The chessmen are in excellent condition for their age and have developed a very pleasing patina. The chess pieces are housed in a replacement Walnut veneer hinge-top box/ This Hallett of High Hilborne chess Set was produced in 1852, just a few years after the introduction of the revolutionary Staunton chessmen. They were produced in several sizes, including a travel version.

Sown here is a very similar chess set design by Hewett. The chess set design no. 82845 was registered by William Hallett on 13 January 1852.  He was an ivory and hardwood turner with his workshop located at 83 High Holborn since February 1838. His previous workshop was located at 2 New Turnstile. Hallett made the usual variety of products, specializing in brushes, combs and games.  He also is known to have manufactured the Edinburgh (Northern Upright) chessmen.

Additional information

Weight5 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 10 in

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