Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


July 06, 2016

Early English set of large size dating from the late 18th/early 19th century. The chessmen have an especially solid and pleasing feel, and the knights are depicted as horse’s heads with reins.

This set is illustrated in Michael Mark’s British Chess Sets, a Catalogue of British Playing Sets, 1700-1950, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1986, figure 9.