Lot #818. Antique Bone Staunton Chess Set, Tournament Size


A set of Tournament Size Bone Staunton Chess pieces, natural and red-stained. 3.4″ King, 1.4″ base. Housed in a replacement Mahogany box. Circa 1900

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Tournament Size Bone Staunton Chess Pieces


Offered here is a complete set of Tournament Size Bone Staunton Chess Pieces. These vintage chessmen are natural and red-stained bone. The King stands 3.4″ tall with a 1.4″ diameter base. As is standard for bone and ivory chessmen, the pieces lack the traditional green baize base pads. These Bone Staunton Chessmen are in like-new condition and is housed in a replacement wooden box. The pieces date to around 1890 to 1900 or so. The chessmen play best on a chessboard with 2-1/8″ or 2-1/4″ squares. For our extensive selection of new and antique chessboards and chess timers, check here

Bone Staunton chessmen were produced in several sizes. Both Richard Whitty B & Company produced similar sets starting around 1880 or a bit earlier, but the maker of this set is not known.  The Knights are styled much like Knights found in the better Staunton chess sets. The chessmen are in superb condition and the red stain is still vibrant. Very little is known about all the makers who offered these style bone chessmen but, assuming the inscription is authentic, this set dates to 1909.

Additional information

Weight5 lbs
Dimensions12 × 10 × 10 in

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