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Handmade Miniature Travelling Chess Set Game walnut Inlaid box, circa 1920
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good quality handmade Miniature or travelling wood chess set game of 32 pieces in its own
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Early 20th Century British Folk Art Antique Chess Sets

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Brass

Miniature Travelling Chess Set Game handmade & Pokerwork Board / Box, Circa 1900
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a high quality handmade Miniature or travelling wood chess set game of 32 pieces in its own
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Late 19th Century British Edwardian Antique Chess Sets

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Brass

Unusual Antique Austrian Bronze Chess Set by Franz Bergman
By Franz Bergmann
Located in London, GB
Unusual antique Austrian bronze chess set by Franz Bergman Austrian, circa 1905 Largest piece
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Early 20th Century Austrian Antique Chess Sets

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Bronze

19thC British Mahogany Cased Chess Set by Jacques & Son, c.1890
By John Jaques & Son Ltd.
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique late 19th Century Victorian mahogany cased chess set in its original leather case. If the
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Leather

Antique 19thC British Mahogany Cased Chess Set by Jacques & Son, c.1890
19thC British Mahogany Cased Chess Set by Jacques & Son, c.1890
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H 2.37 in W 9.45 in D 5.91 in
Staunton Fierce Knight Weighted Club Chess Set 8.5cm Kings Jointed Box, 19th C
By Jaques of London
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good quality and complete English handmade hardwood "Weighted" Club Chess Set game
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Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Hardwood

19th C Antique Chess Set Game Regency Shape with 96mm Kings in Pine Lidded Box
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good and complete handmade, hardwood chess set game of 32 pieces in a handmade pine
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Late 19th Century British Régence Antique Chess Sets

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Hardwood, Pine

Weighted Club Chess Set Kings Staunton Pattern No. 5 Boxed, Circa 1930
By House of Staunton
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good, high quality vintage English handmade, boxwood "weighted" chess set club game
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Early 20th Century British Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Hardwood

Antique English Staunton Chess Set With Red Crown Marks c.1900
Located in Bath, GB
A handsome small library set of Ebony and Boxwood Staunton chess set, complete with the original
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Early 1900s British Edwardian Antique Chess Sets

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Boxwood

19th Century British Oak Cased Chess Set, Probably By Jacques, c.1890
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique late 19th Century Victorian oak cased chess set. If the award winning Netflix series 'The
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19th Century British Antique Chess Sets

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Oak

FINE 18TH CENTURY TURNED CASTLE POT HOLDING PERiOD CARVED CHESS SET MUST SEE
Located in GB
century hand carved cycling pot in the form of a Chess rook or castle which holds a period chess set
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18th Century Swedish Georgian Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Weighted Wood Chess Set by John Jaques of London in Wood Box Kings, ca 1950
By Jaques of London
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good and complete English handmade wood "weighted" chess set game of 32 pieces, in its
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Early 20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Weighted Resin Chess Set Game in Jointed Wood Box Kings, Ca 1930s
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good and complete English resin moulded "weighted" chess set game of 32 pieces, in a
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Early 20th Century British Medieval Antique Chess Sets

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Resin, Pine

Antique Venetian Early 20th Century Ceramic Reynard the Fox Chess Set
Located in Doha, QA
This incredibly animated and amusing Reynard the Fox design Antique Venetian Ceramic Chess Set is a
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Early 20th Century Italian Antique Chess Sets

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Ceramic

Vintage Bisque Porcelain Chess Set with Etched Glass Board by Furstenberg
By Furstenberg Porcelain
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare bisque porcelain chess set “Made in Germany” by Fürstenberg Porcelain, circa
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Early 20th Century German Antique Chess Sets

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Porcelain, Glass

Chess Piece King, Wedgwood, circa 1800
By Wedgwood
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
A white jasper King from the Flaxman chess set. Unmarked, which is not unusual for chess pieces
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Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Antique Chess Sets

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Stoneware

Swiss Miniature Chess Table with Stanhope Lens
Located in Stamford, CT
Carved bone miniature chess set and table, Switzerland, 19th century. With white and red chess
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19th Century Swiss Black Forest Antique Chess Sets

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Bone

Swiss Miniature Chess Table with Stanhope Lens
Swiss Miniature Chess Table with Stanhope Lens
H 2.75 in W 1.625 in D 1.625 in
Antique Victorian Staunton Chess Pieces Set + Italian Marble Giltwood Chessboard
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this extremely rare original Victorian Staunton chess set with
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19th Century Italian Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Marble

Antique Coromandel Game Box, Hand Carved Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Horse Race
Located in New York, NY
to reveal a hand carved chess set of cream and light red mounted on brass spires. There is a four
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19th Century British Regency Antique Chess Sets

Stunning Antique Burr Walnut Chess Board Table with Staunton Chess Pieces Set
By House of Staunton
Located in GB
chess table complete with Staunton chess set A very good looking well-made and functional piece of
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1880s English High Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Walnut

Antique Late 19th Century Hand-Carved Bone Small Size Chess Pieces for Travelers
Located in Lisse, NL
Also beautiful for display. We recently acquired this antique and handcrafted set of chess pieces
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Late 19th Century European Antique Chess Sets

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Bone

“Chess Players”
Located in Southampton, NY
, besides the the chess set, are two coffee cups and a glass of water. Lower left in margin in pencil
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1890s Academic Antique Chess Sets

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Archival Paper, Etching

“Chess Players”
“Chess Players”
H 8 in W 10.5 in D 1.25 in
19th Century Victorian Walnut Games Compendium, Cards & Board Games, circa 1890
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique late-19th century Victorian walnut cased games compendium, the interior comprising a chess
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19th Century Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Leather, Walnut, Pine

19thC Victorian Burr Walnut Games Compendium, Cards & Board Games, c.1890
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
chess set, draughts, dominoes, dice, cribbage board with markers, leather bound boards for games
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Walnut

19th Century Victorian Walnut Games Compendium, Cards & Board Games, C.1890
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique late-19th century Victorian walnut cased games compendium, the interior comprising a chess
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Walnut

Jaques London Victorian Faux Book Chessboard Staunton Pieces & Hardwood Clock
By Jaques of London, House of Staunton
Located in GB
leather folding book chessboard with the original Staunton Chess set dating to circa 1880, a travel chess
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1880s English High Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Leather, Hardwood, Boxwood

Large Victorian Games Compendium in Hardwood Jointed Box with Many Games
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
piece 9 - spot dominoes Chess set - Very good high quality set, large pieces( Kings 8.7 cm high) and
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Metal, Brass

19th Century Complete Games Compendium in Hardwood Jointed Box Many Games
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
cast metal horses Draughts; 24 piece and 5 spare counters - red, black, beige, brown. Chess set - well
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Brass

19th Century Spider Legs Maple Table & Leather Top Chess Board and Pieces Set
Located in Germantown, MD
A 19th century victorian Spider Legs Maple Table and Leather Top Chess Board and Pieces Set in good
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Leather, Wood, Maple

The Chess Game By Georges Croegaert
By Georges Croegaert
Located in New Orleans, LA
Church. In The Chess Game, elaborate furniture and exotic fabrics are set against lavish wall coverings
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19th Century Academic Antique Chess Sets

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Oil, Panel

Edwardian Satinwood Hand-Painted Metamorphic Game Table
By Sheraton Revival
Located in Chicago, IL
included: a complete ivory chess set. 4 playing decks, poker chips (51 white + 1 for the dealer, 49 blue
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1910s English Edwardian Antique Chess Sets

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Crystal, Brass

Antique Marble Bust of Iullette by Prof G.Bessi Early 20th Century
Located in London, GB
chess sets made ​​of alabaster and onyx and lamps. Major museums have today works by Bessi in their
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Chess Sets

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Marble

Regency Marble and Gilt Brass Chess Table
Located in Shipston-On-Stour, GB
A fantastic regency chess table, the rare Devonshire marble top with inlaid chess board of
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1820s English Regency Antique Chess Sets

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Regency Marble and Gilt Brass Chess Table
Regency Marble and Gilt Brass Chess Table
H 29.93 in W 25.99 in D 18.51 in
MINIATURE GAME TABLE WITH CHESS PIECES 19th Century Anglo-Indian
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
MINATURE GAME TABLE WITH CHESS PIECES 19th century Anglo-Indian octagonal top in wood covered
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19th Century English Anglo-Indian Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Game Table with Backgammon and Chess Board, France 19th century
Located in Belmont, MA
kingwood veneer, adding a touch of elegance to its design. What sets this game table apart is its unique
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1860s English Louis Philippe Antique Chess Sets

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Kingwood

DISTRESSED ANTIQUE BURR WALNUT & HARDWOOD SEWiNG WORK TABLE CHESS BOARD TOP
Located in GB
table, it can be used as an occasional table or for chess or sewing as intended, the materials used are
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1860s English High Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Hardwood, Walnut

Stunning Antique Victorian 1860 Black Lacquer Mother of Pearl Chess Games Table
Located in GB
lacquered with ornate gold leaf floral hand painted base Chess table A very good looking and well made
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1860s English Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Hardwood

Early 1900s Dutch Arts and Crafts Chess Table with Drawer and Embossed Brass Top
Located in Lisse, NL
designed, solid oak chess table comes with a drawer that is specially made for two sets of chess pieces
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Antique Chess Sets

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Brass

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN CIRCA 1820 CHiNESE CHINOISERIE CHESSBOARD BACKGAMMON TABLE
Located in GB
Jacqes chess set is not included but is listed under my other items, I have included pictures of it so
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1820s Chinese Georgian Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Chinese Export Nesting Games Tables, Set of Four, Mid 19th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
An exquisite and unusual set of four Chinese export black lacquer and gilt painted nesting tables
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Victorian Coromandel Games Compendium c1880
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Decoration : Contains: Chess, Draughts and Backgammon board, all chess pieces mounted on fold out doors, four
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1880s British Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Victorian Coromandel Games Compendium c1880
Victorian Coromandel Games Compendium c1880
H 6.89 in W 12.6 in D 8.47 in
Antique Victorian Chinese Black Lacquered and Mother of Pearl Inlaid Games Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
folding game set box with the exterior designed as chess board the interior as a backgammon board, both
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Early 20th Century Chinese Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl, Wood, Lacquer

Anglo Indian Micro Sadeli Mosaic Inlaid Hexagonal Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
popular as a decoration on a variety of boxes, card cases, and chess boards imported from India. Since
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Early 20th Century Moorish Antique Chess Sets

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Fruitwood

Pair of Japanese Edo Six Panel Screens Attributed Kano Toshun
Located in Rio Vista, CA
gold flecks throughout. Each painting is set in a black lacquered wood frame with a brown silk brocade
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Chess Sets

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Silk, Wood, Paper

Rare and Exceptional 19th Century Marble Specimen Top Centre Table
Located in Dublin, IE
micro mosaic marble top with chess board to the cen-tral reserve is inset with fabulous examples of
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19th Century Italian Antique Chess Sets

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Marble

18th Century Louis XVI Amboyna Backgammon or Tric Trac Games Table
Located in Essex, MA
/chess board, set on square tapered legs with brass casters, comes with set of (15) bone and (15) bone
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Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Chess Sets

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Ormolu

Fattorini & Sons Silver Keywind with Original Kiln Fired Enamel Dial from 1880's
Located in Long Beach, CA
Fattorini set foot in Yorkshire, England, and planted the seeds for a watchmaking legacy. Initially a
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1880s Swiss Art Deco Antique Chess Sets

1902 The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Located in Bath, GB
A beautiful limited edition set of the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated with ten
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Early 1900s Antique Chess Sets

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Paper

Rare Louis XVI style game table with wood marquetry decoration
Located in Paris, FR
has its modular stopper presenting on one side a chess grid and on the other, a tea scene featuring a
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Chess Sets

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Bronze

19th Century French Napoleon III Period Marble Top Center Table
Located in Dallas, TX
that may have leaked from fresh flower pots set on the table to welcome guests with beauty and
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Chess Sets

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Griotte Marble

Restored Victorian 1880 Burr Walnut Tilt Top Chessboard Backgammon Games Table
Located in GB
good looking and well made table, it can be used as an occasional table or for chess as intended, there
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1880s French High Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Walnut

Fine Antique Micro Mosaic Indo Persian Moorish Inlaid Trinket Box
Located in North Hollywood, CA
decoration on a variety of boxes, card cases, and chess boards imported from India. Since Bombay became a
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Early 20th Century Lebanese Islamic Antique Chess Sets

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Fruitwood

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll, 1872
By Lewis Carroll
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
newfound appreciation for its predecessor when it was published. Set six months after the first tale
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1870s American Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Leather, Paper

Large Italian genre painting of 'The Little Model' by Francesco Beda
By Francesco Beda
Located in London, GB
of a young boy who models for him just left of the centre of the frame. Set within a grand, open
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Late 19th Century Rococo Antique Chess Sets

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Canvas, Oil

Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900
Located in Houston, TX
Boxwood and ebony chess set, marked with Staunton marks, in a wood box with a sliding lid. The box
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Early 1900s English Other Antique Chess Sets

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Boxwood, Ebony

Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900
Staunton Chess Set, circa 1900
H 4 in W 7.5 in D 6 in
Large Philippine Moro Chess Set & Game Box
Located in Seattle, WA
A fine Moro chess set and game box from Mindanao, Philippines. Finely crafted of inlaid wood, the
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Early 20th Century Philippine Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Large Philippine Moro Chess Set & Game Box
Large Philippine Moro Chess Set & Game Box
H 5.5 in W 25.75 in D 26.5 in
Cased Regency Style Boxwood Chess Set, circa 1920
Located in Umberleigh, Devon
A lovely cased boxwood chess set in the Regency style, presented in their original felt lined and
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1920s Central American Regency Antique Chess Sets

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Boxwood

Cased Regency Style Boxwood Chess Set, circa 1920
Cased Regency Style Boxwood Chess Set, circa 1920
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H 3.5 in W 8 in D 5 in
English Staunton Style Fine Turned Chess Set with Provenance, circa 1870
By House of Staunton
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Makes a great gift! Aged chess sets such as this have been sold at Christies, England, circa 1870
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Chess Sets

Antique Backgammon Chess Games Compendium Poker Box with Ornate Brasswork
By Howell James & Co.
Located in Northampton, United Kingdom
Staunton style bone chess set stained red, and left natural, a gilded brass cribbage & Bezique boards with
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Chess Sets

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Wood

Jaques & Son 'The Staunton Chessmen'
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
An early 20th century J Jaques & Son Ltd of London Staunton chess set. The chess set has its
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1920s English Antique Chess Sets

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Boxwood

Louis XVI Console Table
Located in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
inlaid box with a bone and horn chess set. The original Louis XVI.
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Late 17th Century Vietnamese Louis XVI Antique Chess Sets

Louis XVI Console Table
Louis XVI Console Table
H 32.68 in W 42.13 in D 18.12 in
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Antique Chess Sets For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of antique chess sets for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct antique chess sets — often made from wood, hardwood and bone — can elevate any home. Antique chess sets have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Antique chess sets bearing Victorian or Folk Art hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Antique chess sets have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Franz Bergmann, House of Staunton and Jaques of London are consistently popular.

How Much are Antique Chess Sets?

Prices for antique chess sets start at $252 and top out at $188,500 with the average selling for $1,250.
Questions About Antique Chess Sets
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Pieces from the oldest known chess set are on display at the State Museum of Culture History of Uzbekistan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The seven figurines are known as the Afrasiab chessmen and date back to the 6th to 8th centuries. Shop a range of antique chess sets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A gilded chess set is a game set that includes a board and chess pieces that are highly decorative. Traditionally, the word gilded indicates something covered in gold. However, for chess sets, it can describe any pieces that feature decorative embellishments, such as carvings or inlays. You'll find a selection of antique and vintage chess sets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    The name of the oldest European chess set is the Venafro Chess Set. Experts estimate that artisans produced the set sometime between 885 to 1017 CE, and archaeologists discovered it in a Roman tomb in 1932. On 1stDibs, find a variety of chess sets from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify an antique tea set, look for hallmarks on the bottoms of the pieces. Handwritten markings indicate a set produced prior to the 19th century. You can also research the pattern to get a rough idea of when the maker manufactured it. Shop a range of expertly vetted antique tea sets on 1stDibs.