Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


June 15, 2016

Really fine English antique chess set or lovely quality. Sets such as these were made during the first half of the 19th century and sold to the high-end luxury market. The ornamental turning depicts pineapples- a traditional symbol of hospitality. The fluted baluster columns are typical of the transitional William IV style.

From a private English collection.