English Pattern chess set

English Pattern chess set

A recent auction house purchase, this quality set was described as a ‘Lund'(?!) – the king height is 11.5cms with a base width almost 4cms. Of my few dozen English Pattern sets, the bases are unfelted which is normal, but should not increase the...
A small English pattern chess set circa 1825-50

A small English pattern chess set circa 1825-50

This recent ‘fresh meat’ purchase was a frenzied auction as a single bidder threw in his kitchen sink with some 19 bids out of 40 in a vain attempt to win this desirable looking set turned in rosewood/boxwood. The dating is guesswork, as if it was as early...