Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


February 11, 2016

Opportunity to buy a scarce Jaques chess set from the very first years of production. The design was first patented in 1849. Early Jaques sets (ie for the first two years of production) are stamped J. Jaques...London. The green label is signed personally by Howard Staunton (later sets reverted to a facsimile of his signature) and is numbered 597.