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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

Antique "Lund" Chess Set, circa 1850

  • Antique Ivory Lund Chess Set
  • Antique Ivory Lund Chess Set
  • Antique Ivory Lund Chess Set
  • Antique Ivory Chess Set

An English "Lund Pattern" Ivory Chess Set, circa 1850

one side stained red, the other side left natural. kings surmounted with Maltese crosses, queens with feather finials, bishops with open mitres, knights as carved horses' heads with flared nostrils and flowing manes, rooks as castle towers with battlements, pawns with reeded ball finials

King: 8.5cm high
Pawn: 3cm high

Stock Reference: VS 1470

 

Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)


Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent US legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need further information.

Condition

Red Side:

Side bobble missing on Red King cross, very slight rubbing to edges of stain. Otherwise excellent.

White Side:

Excellent. Nice quality carving on the horses' heads.

A Note From Luke

The Lund family were well-known turners and manufacturers of fancy goods during the Victorian period. Thomas Lund established his business and warehouse at 57 Cornhill, London in 1804, initially selling pens and quills and later, cutlery, writing boxes, dressing cases and other fancy goods including chess sets.

During the mid 19th century sets, unsigned sets were made in various workshops across England in a pattern very similar to the sets produced and sold by the Lunds and can be accurately described as being in the 'Lund Pattern' or 'Lund Style'.

The design was also very similar to the sets sold by the Calvert family of Fleet Street.

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Important Notice on the Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES)

Please note that as this chess set contains elephant ivory dating from pre 3 March 1947 it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Due to recent legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States. Please contact me if you need further information.

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