German Staunton chess set – late 19th century

German Staunton chess set – late 19th century

this set was purchased on E Bay back in 2005 off Andreas Wittitschek ., with an 8 cms king this box/ ebonised set intrigues me as , whenever i check German E Bay listings i struggle to see an identical set .So perhaps this is a harder to get set than one might think....
English Staunton chess set with ‘gorilla’ knights

English Staunton chess set with ‘gorilla’ knights

when i first saw this set on Tim Millard’s antique chess shop .com site i simply burst out laughing and simply had to buy it. just compare the side view of a gorilla in your mind and see the sense of humour the carver must have had.probably dating from the late...
A B&Co. Staunton set

A B&Co. Staunton set

these scarce set s are sought after, but much as i like mine the set has 4 very likable replacement knights. i purchased this lovely set on e bay in 2006, but it took me a few years to confirm this fact.i have seen over 6 such sets owned by CCI members and there is...
The Coldfield Set in original box

The Coldfield Set in original box

This set should not be confused with the famous trial of Jaques v Chess of 1937. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE REPRODUCED SETS OUT THERE THIS ONE MIGHT JUST HAVE BEEN HANDLED BY B H WOOD HIMSELF, he designed these chessmen and the earliest date we can find appears to be 1946,...