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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

“Lund Pattern” Ivory Chess Set, circa 1850

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 large reeded ball finials surmounted by feathers, bishops as open split mitres, knights as arched horse’s heads with flared nostrils, rooks as reeded turrets with battlements, pawns with reeded ball finials

King: 9.5cm high

Pawn: 3.4cm high

Stock Reference: MM 1639

Provenance: Major Private British Chess Collection


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

Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory (dating from earlier than 1947) 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

Good. Some surface dirt and dust, chip to base of white queen finial, and crack across stem of white king. Otherwise excellent. Horse knights especially well carved.

 

A Note From Luke

Nicely carved mid 19th century English set, similar to sets sold by the Lunds, London ivory turners and luxury retailers. The condition is excellent, apart from a chip to the base of the white queen feather finial.

From the collection of a well-known British chess expert and collector.

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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 1947 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.

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