A Queen’s Gambit?

A satinwood Congress Chess Timer with twin dials performed well at the recent Auction Antiques saleroom.

Chess clocks comprise of two adjoining clocks with buttons to stop one clock, while starting the other, so that they don’t run concurrently. Chess clocks are used in chess and other two-player games where the players move in turn. Crafted by Jaques & Son, the example in the sale (pictured above), featured a brass carrying handle on a satinwood plinth base and sold for £3,000 (Hammer) £3,750 (with BP), against an estimate of £80-£120.

The newly established Devon-based auction house is working hard to attain items that are accessible to all and are continuing with the successful formula of conducting sales online and on the internet via several platforms. After investment in high-level specialist knowledge, they are hoping to build on their success throughout 2021. 

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