Library or Tournament Size Jaques Set?

RussBell
Schachmonkey wrote:
Can we put it to rest yet.. Russ maybe open your own thread😀

Feel free to ignore the posts that you don't like.  I will feel free to exercise my freedom of expression.

Schachmonkey
Same here😀
IpswichMatt
RussBell wrote:

However, antiques which are rare and in significant market demand will be unlikely to have their value increased by refinishing.  That is the reason for the general consensus of those who understand the antiques market that antiques which currently possess significant intrinsic value and demand not be refinished.

Indeed, but all the OP has done is refinish the surface on a chessboard - it's not like he's taken his belt-sander to the Arc of the Covenant

RussBell
IpswichMatt wrote:

Indeed, but all the OP has done is refinish the surface on a chessboard - it's not like he's taken his belt-sander to the Arc of the Covenant

I understand that he's not whitewashing the Mona Lisa.  But based on the OP's description of the board in his posts #12-13, he indicated that this was not just another chessboard, but rather a 19th century antique that he was purchasing from an antiques dealer in Hong Kong and having shipped to London, and which he would be paying a commensurate price for.  If instead we were talking about a relatively inexpensive contemporary chessboard, I would not have bothered to comment on the issue. 

A final comment - from the photos of the board in post #13, I'm not positive, but it appears to me that the wood of the dark squares might be walnut.

At this point there is nothing more I feel the need to say on the the issue of refinishing, other than to wish the OP much pleasure and enjoyment playing with his nice set.