Antique Mid 19th C. British St George Chess Set K.4" Tunbridge Ware Chess. Board For Sale


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Antique Mid 19th C. British St George Chess Set K.4" Tunbridge Ware Chess. Board
Description

HERE ON OFFER IS

A MID 19TH CENTURY "ST GEORGE PATTERN CHESS SET"

THIS LOVELY IS A LOVELY "ST GEORGE CHESS SET BEAUTIFULLY HAND TURNED/CARVED THE BLACK SET IS HEAVIER THAN THE BOXWOOD SET MAY BE FROM EBONY OF ROSEWOOD, VERY NICE TO HOLD WITH NICE CARVING ON THE FIERCE KNIGHTS, THE KINGS FINAL VERY LONG WITH A LARGE BULB TOP, THE QUEENS WITH A SPIKES FINAL,

THESE PIECES HAVE BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER, SO VERY CLEAN CONSIDERING THE AGE. THE CHESSMEN DESIGN TELL ROUGHLY THE AGE WHICH SHOULD DATE AROUND mid 19th CENTURY. IT IS A FINE ST GEORGE SET VALUABLE FOR COLLECTOR AND OF COURSE FOR CHESS PLAYERS

THE KING STAND AT 104mm BASE 31mm

THE PAWN IS 41mm BASE 19mm

CHESSMEN CONDITION

THERE IS A THIN HAIRLINE FROM BASE TO TOP COLLAR OF THE BLACK KING, THERE TIP FINAL OF BOTH QUEENS ARE SLIGHTLY CHIPPED,ALSO THERE IS A TINY CHIP TO ONE OF THE TOP RIM OF THE WHITE KING(almost invisible) OTHERWISE VERY GOOD CONDITION
PLEASE REFER TO PHOTOS

THE CHESSMEN SET WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE BUYER IN A NICE OLD LIFT TOP LID BOX MADE FROM HARDWOOD, IT IS LINED WITH GREEN FABRIC ON THE INSIDE TO PROTECT THE CHESSMEN,

THE BOX SIZE ARE;

19 X 12 X 8.1cms

THE BOX IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION BUT THERE IS A OLD RESTORATION TO THE LID(PERFECT WORKING CONDITION) NOT REALLY NOTICEBLE SEE PIC

INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE CIRCULAR CHESS BOARD MADE IN "TUNBRIDGE WELLS" SOMERSET ENGLAND, IT IS A ANTIQUE ORIGINAL TUNBRIDGE WARE CHESS BOARD NOT A REPRODUCTION

IT IS MADE FROM WOOD AND THE TOP SURFACE IS FINELY INLAYED WITH MOSTLY WITH WULNUT VENNER AND EBONY , MAHOGANY AND ETC. ETC, THE BOARD DATES EARLY TO MID 19th CENTURY

I THINK THAT THIS BOARD ORIGINALLY WAS PART OF A TILT TOP CHESS TABLE BUT I CAN'T BE 100% SURE BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS OWNER ADDED A NEW GREEN FABRIC FELT TO THE BOTTOM

THIS KIND OF MARQUETRY INLAY TECNIQUE WAS MADE FROM EARLY 17th TILL LATE 19th CENTURY

The term "Tunbridge ware" encompasses a range of items that changed greatly in design over the years. In the 18th century it referred to wooden objects who designs featured sharply contrasting wood veneers. Early patterns included the cube design and the triangular Vandyke pattern. Borders were simple, often plain stringing and banding of contrasting woods

THE CHESS BOARD DIAMETER IS 46.5 = 18 1/4"

THE PLAY ARE IS 28cms = 11"

EACH SQUARE IS 34mm = 1.3/4"

CHESS BOARD CONDITION

THIS VERY OLD CHESS BOARD HAS SEVERAL LIGHT INDENTATION AND MARKS HERE AND THERE ALSO THERE IS A TINY GREEN STAIN ON THE EDGE, THERE ARE SOME VERY SMALL PIECES OF INLAY PIECES MISSING, ALSO A COUPLE OF HAIRLINE,
PLEASE REFER TO PHOTOS


ISN'T PERFECT BUT STILL VERY GOOD FOR PLAY AND DISPLAY



IT WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR CHESS COLLECTORS, ANTIQUE COLLECTORS AND OF COURSE FOR CHESS PLAYERS

IT COMES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

ANY QUESTION ? PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.

THANK YOU

IN ORDER TO ASSES THE ITEM CONDITION PLEASE REFER TO THE PHOTOS PROVIDED AS THEY ARE ESSENTIAL PART OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION/CONDITION!



DOMESTIC SHIPPING COST;...£ 15.99

SHIPPING COST TO AUSTRALIA......£46.99

TO

SHIPPING COST TO EUROPE & EU;

PORTUGAL;GERMANY,FRANCE,ITALY

REST OF THE WORLD PLEASE ASK FOR SHIPPIG DETAIL BEFORE YOU BUY

return policy; this item can be return to the seller only as above describe also as in photos within 14 working days from receipt.

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