Jaques Whittington travel chess set - 25 cm - 19th century

The unique feature of the Whittington style portable chess sets is the folding flap which secured the chessmen in place while the game is discontinued of when traveling. The set is complete and in excellent condition. The set was probably produced by the Jaques company around 1880.

The Whittington sub-brand name probably originates from Dick Whittington. Dick Whittington and His Cat is the name of English folklore surrounding the real-life Richard Whittington (c. 1354–1423), a wealthy merchant and later Lord Mayor of London. Dick set oof to travel to seek his fortune in London, enticed by the rumour that its streets were paved with gold. Telling a story of how he supposedly escaped his poverty-stricken childhood and made his fortune thanks to the ratting abilities of his cat. This story was very popular in 19th century London.

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€ 499,00
  • Age 19th century
  • Origin England London
  • Style Jaques Whittington type travel set
  • No Jaques branding, so possibly from a Jaques distributor
  • Chess fields 23 mm
  • Chess pieces are white and stained red.
  • The chess board is made from rosewood and satinwood, enclosed in a satin and ebonywood edge.
  • Box is made from mahogany.


  • Overall: undamaged, shows signs of light usage.
  • The board has a nice patine
  • The metalware is slightly oxidized from age
  • See pictures to get an idea of the condition
  • No defects detected
  • No wear detected
  • No original workmenship defects detected
  • Disclaimer: Please note that there can be oversights or differences in interpretation about the condition.
  • Disclaimer: Original workmanship or material imperfections can exist.
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