Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (15 September 2020)

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £2,600 - £3,000

A 19th century coromandel and satinwood boxed games compendium containing a Staunton ivory chess set by Jaques, circa 1870s, together with companion board, retailed by W. Thornhill, of 144 New Bond Street, the chess set of ivory and red stained ivory, the king signed to the base ‘JAQUES LONDON’, one castle and one knight marked with a crown, the set contained within a lift out tray, above a fitted compartment containing a set of ivory draughts, the outer box monogrammed to the lid, the accompanying board double sided for chess/draughts and backgammon, box dimensions: length 31cm, height 15cm; board dimensions: 45.5cm x 40.5cm; king chess piece height 8.7cm. £2,600-£3,000

Footnote

Please note that ivory is covered by CITES legislation and may be subject to import/export and trade restrictions.