Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


September 25, 2023

Nice example of a classic Victorian boxwood and ebony chess set. The ‘Calvert Pattern’ was one of the alternative patterns used in England during the 19th century, alongside the ‘St George’, the ‘Old English’ and the ‘Staunton’ patterns. The pattern is based on the work of John Calvert of 189, Fleet Street- the chess turner and maker of chess sets in wood and ivory, between 1791 and 1822.