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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

french-lyon-pattern-chess-set-19th-century

June 20, 2024

A classic French pattern, in use from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Unlike their British counterparts, the French craftsmen did not season their wood before use. Which explains why Lyon sets almost invariably come with some degree of warping or leaning. An attractive, antique chess set.