Early 18th Century (Circa 1770) Washington-Style Chess Pieces
The set is known as the Washington Chess set because one was owned by George Washington during the 1770s. Washington's actual chess set is currently on display at the US National Museum in Washington, DC.
One side is stained red, the other is natural camel bone. , the kings have a very unusual "spikey" crown crenellations, the queens have ball tops, the bishops feature open mitres, knights as horses' heads and the rooks are represented as turrents with highly detailed brick work.
During the Revolutionary War, he was dining one day at headquarters when Mrs. Washington asked him what entertainment he had recourse to. George responded, “I read, my lady, and write, and play chess….”
THESE ARE ACTUAL HAND CARVED BONE CHESSMEN
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Included with Purchase
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Engraved Registered Plaque
- Individual Production Number
|Chess Board Included?||The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|Fitted Coffer Compatible?||Fits in Fitted Coffer|
|King Height||4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.625'' inch / 4.13 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.375'' inch / 6.0 cm, 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Median Set Weight||Natural Bone - No Additional Weighting|
|Total Number of Pieces||32 Chess Pieces|