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July 15, 2019

The Lund family were well-known turners and manufacturers of fancy goods during the Victorian period. Thomas Lund established his business and warehouse at 57 Cornhill, London in 1804, initially selling pens and quills and later, cutlery, writing boxes, dressing cases and other fancy goods including chess sets.

During the mid 19th century sets, unsigned sets were made in various workshops across England in a pattern very similar to the sets produced and sold by the Lunds and can be accurately described as being in the 'Lund Pattern' or 'Lund Style'.

The design was also very similar to the sets sold by the Calvert family of Fleet Street.