Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


October 11, 2017

With the expansion of the middle classes in the 19th century- and train travel- various manufacturers began to experiment with portable chess sets that could be used in a carriage, train or ship. Jaques’ patent for the ‘In Statu Quo” (“in their existing position”) was granted in August, 1853.

This is a lovely antique example and comes with the original dark grey/black leather case and key. There is a space or ‘reserve’ (with lifting lid or flap) to the side of the case.