A vintage Lardy boxwood Staunton chess set with blond and ebonized black weighted pieces. They are in a slide top wooden box with box joint corners. An expert in the field told me this set is from the mid-60s. The kings are 4.25 (108 mm).
The black king has a Lardy Lean. The lighter pieces are a caramel color. A black pawn has a chunk missing on the top ring, a black rook has a crack near the top, and a black pawn has a split near the base.All are shown in the pictures. The blond pieces do not show much wear, black ones have wear near the bases from bumping. All of the green felts underneath look great. The box is about 10" x 6" x 4, appears to be pine, with a lighter wood for the lid.
The slide top lid has a bow. One rail is missing some wood near the front end and the divider has a crack. The whole set weighs just under 3.5 lbs. There are no markings on anything. A great older set to enjoy.The item "60s Lardy Carved Staunton Tan & Ebonized Wood Chess Set w Slide Top Box 4.25 K" is in sale since Tuesday, March 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess". The seller is "purplefever" and is located in Miamisburg, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.