Travelling Chess Set

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1587/17: JAQUES OF LONDON: a good late 19th century "In Statu Quo" travelling CHESS SET in perfect working order. This iconic design, patented by Jaques & Son, is of mahogany and features the full set of white and red-stained pieces which lock into the rosewood and boxwood board. When 'unlocked' the pieces can be moved; the mechanism locked again, and then closed at the hinges ~ thus allowing games to be partially played and kept until later. Fully signed to the leading edges. 9.5ins square when open; 9.5 x 4.75 x 2.5ins closed. *John Jaques & Son was a well known maker of games particularly in the 19th century. Still manufacturing today, the company is famous for its fine Chess sets; card games (John Jaques invented "Happy Families") and Croquet Sets.

c.1888

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£475