Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


November 14, 2017

These characteristic chess sets with their turned concentric rings to the underside and angular horses’ heads have been attributed to Richard Whitty, a former turner at Jaques, operating in Liverpool at the end of the 19th century from premises at 14, Thithebarn Street. This set is a smaller version of the type. 

Tunbridge Ware is known for its distinctive decorative mosaic inlay: during the 18th and 19th centuries, wooden souvenir-ware was produced in the environs of Tunbridge Wells- a fashionable spa town in Kent, England.