19TH CENTURY BOXWOOD AND EBONISED STAUNTON CHESS SET AND INLAID BOARD
Thispretty Staunton pattern boxwood and ebonised set is unweighed and has a King size of 2.9" (7.5cms) high. The mellow colour and figured grain of the boxwood is very attractive and as with all boxwood which was not treated immediately after felling, there are some small spots on a few of the pieces from the fungal disease which would have affected the tree, but nothing to detract from it. There are no damaged pieces. The board, probably 1880 and earlier than the set, measures 12.5" x 1" deep (36 x 2.5 cms). There are some age-related hairline splits in a few of the squares. Complete with Mahgony box for the pieces.