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REF1414 Early library Jaques & Casket
Circa 1851-1852

A rare early library size set , twelve pieces still retaining the “lozenges” stickers to underside. One side stained red other side left natural, white king stamped ‘JAQUES LONDON’ , king side knights and rooks stamped with crowns. Set comes in original Carton Pierre casket with Jaques red paper trade label to underneath “STAUNTON CHESS-MEN Registered No. 58,607, 5 & 6 Vict cap. 100 IVORY ENTERED No. 3305 H STAUNTON JAQUES LONDON”. The casket interior rasied to house the Library size set.

The Casket in the Gothic Taste with chess board motifs and chess figures to the sides, the interior lined in burgundy velvet, base raised to fit the library model.

A rare example with early label, Morphy type knights and stickers! For further information on Library sets and dates see “Jaques & British chess…….” by Alan Fersht .

Kings 2 7/8″ / 7.4 cm Tall

Please note all prices include postage/shipping charges and Insurance valuation.

Instalment / lay away plans welcome.

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Please email for payment options.  Note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export license to countries outside the European Union. Which we can arrange.


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Tim Millard is one of the leading specialist dealers buying & selling Chess Sets & Backgammon boards with an extensive stock of antique sets ranging from fine Staunton sets by Jaques to fine European, Chinese & Indian Sets.

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