Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


April 15, 2013

One side of the set has been stained an unusual shade of green, I suspect by the chess dealer, Mackett Beeson. There's also some rubbing and variation to the green staining. The green pawns' spears and swords have been restored. Otherwise the set is in an excellent condition. There's also some wear to the wooden presentation casket, which I'm dating to the 1930's. The set comes with a typed letter on Mackett Beeson's crested writing paper and a facsimile of Mackett Beeson's original description of the chess set. This has been annontated by someone in biro at a later date- making it easier to read.