Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

All About Luke

Luke Honey

Luke Honey has a modern day antiquarian's eye for the unusual, the curious or just simply the beautiful: often to be found in understatement, pleasing proportions and rich patinations brought about by the passing of time.

Operating from premises in Central London, Luke has had over twenty years experience working for major auction houses and art consultancies in London, New York and the United States, including Phillips, Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, Bloomsbury Auctions, Seymour’s Art Advisors and Bonhams. Luke is also well known to many collectors as a leading specialist in antique chess sets, backgammon boards, antique games and natural history. Luke is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Art and Antiques Division), a trustee of the Frederick Parker Chair Collection, a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars. He has written numerous articles, lectured and appeared on both radio and television.

In his other life, Luke is an enthusiastic amateur cook and blogger (many foodies will know him as The Greasy Spoon), is a regular contributor to Homes & Antiques magazine and The Antiques Trade Gazette, enjoys backgammon, piano and gin and has an unhealthy interest in second-hand books and unreliable cars.