Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


March 27, 2013

Very good. Nice patination. The white queen has an old age crack to the floral gallery and I've noted a slight variation in the black/brown stain which might indicate some restoration work.  One of the white pawns has a small chip to a knop. There's also an old crack to the stem one of the white knights which has been restored, and is near invisible to the naked eye.

As it's an old, hand-carved set, do expect some slight variations in the size of the chessmen: it's very much the part of the charm of these old chess sets. The box is an old inlaid mahogany tea caddy (raised on bun feet). It has some wear to the lower corners and inner edges, plus the usual minor scuffs and age scratches.