English Style Revolutionary War Period Chessmen.
This offering is an example of a small set of English Style Revolutionary War Chessmen. The pieces and pawns are natural and red-stained bone. The King stands 2-7/8″ tall with a 1-1/8″ diameter base. The chessmen are typical of the early Barleycorn style English playing sets. The royal pieces have tapered ringed bodies atop baluster stems. Rooks are tapered pedestal-mounted towers. The Bishops and Pawns are headpieces and spheres mounted atop self-similar baluster pedestals with wide, flattened bases. The Rooks are typical of those found in pre-1800 chessmen. These English Style Revolutionary War Period Chessmen are among the style of chess pieces used during the latter half of the 18th century and early 19th century.
Included with this set of chessmen is an undated, hand-written, letter with a game position or chess problem written out in long-form, although very hard to read. These are authentic antique chessmen that will make a fine display. The chessmen are in excellent condition. The red stain is still strong and vibrant, and the pieces project a very pleasant “antique” aura. No chessboard is included but suitable chessboard can be found elsewhere on this site.