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REF3357 The Dickens family Staunton Jaques chessmen
Circa 1885 - 1890

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English ebony & boxwood weighted Staunton pattern chessmen by Jaques of London. Both kings stamped “JAQUES LONDON” , king side rooks & knights with crown stamps. Pieces with loaded and felted bases.

Kings 10.2 CM Tall

Set retains original French polished finish.

Comes in original mahogany lift top box with green baize lined interior. Jaques paper trade label to lid.

The chessmen belonged to Charles Dickens Jr eldest son of Charles Dickens and was passed down the family to one of his Grand children Stuart Dickens.

The chessmen come with original signed letter from Stuart Dickens verifying the chessmen as an heirloom of the Dickens family. Although Stuart Dickens recalls that Charles Dickens passed the chessmen to Dickens Jr which by dating the set is incorrect the chessmen would have been purchased by Dickens Jr as Charles Dickens. had passed. please see Stuart’s letter in images.

The chessmen also with signed receipt from the Jewellers who sold the set on Stuarts Behalf dated 1974.

The design of this set is known in the modern codex as the “Pre-Hartson” . The practice of adding historic chess champions names to styles of Jaques chessmen is a modern practice which Jaques never used historically , although it is a great system to easily help identify specific Jaques Staunton Chessmen.

These are genuine antiques! Great to play and a good investment.

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All the sets go through a professional workshop before they go online, any minor faults such as chips or splits are restored, therefore the sets are all in excellent condition.

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

Instalment / lay away plans welcome.

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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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