St George page

Lower end St George sets

The St George pattern was the standard set for club and tournament play before the Staunton.
These fine sets can be bought very cheaply. They were still being made by Jaques in the 1920s.
The first example is of reasonable quality, and came in what looks like its original box with an 1890
text book. Note that the bases have a simple incised line. It has a 3 3/4" king.

The following is cruder.

Boxwood and ebony in original slide lid mahogany box. King = 84 mm, pawn 32 mm.
The knights look machine carved, with straight cuts, and rather crude.