Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


February 19, 2015

A handsome chess set in the classic English style, dating from the early years of the nineteenth century. The “Washington Pattern” takes its name from a similar set held in the collection at Mount Vernon, Virginia, the family estate of George Washington. The arched necks of the horse knights and the sold, ‘monobloc’ turrets with their engraved brick-work are typical features of this pattern.