Antique 'St George' Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set

S/N:MJ 1924

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  • £650.00
  • €759 Euro
  • $889 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique 'St George' Boxwood & Ebony Chess Set

An English ‘St George’ Pattern Chess Set, 19th century

one side in boxwood the other side in ebony, in a 19th century mahogany box with a sliding lid, the interior lined in green baize

King: 10.4cm high, base diameter: 3cm

Pawn: 4.2cm high, base diameter: 2.2cm

Box: 18.5cm long, 13.5cm wide, 9.2cm high

Stock Reference: MJ 1924

Nice example of an original antique St George Chess Set. The St George Pattern was a standard pattern used in the Victorian period, and especially before the introduction of the Staunton pattern in 1849. It is similar in style to the so-called Old English pattern.

Chess sets like these would have been turned in country workshops across England.


19th century

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Luke Honey is a dealer in unusual decorative antiques, furniture, pictures, posters and works of art- with an enthusiasm for the "Gentleman's Library" or quirky "English Country House" look. As a former specialist at both Phillips and Bonhams, Luke has had over twenty years experience selling antique games and is considered a leading authority on old backgammon boards, antique chess sets and chess boards, gambling and racing antiques and mah jong.

Luke operates from premises in Central London, where all stock can be viewed by appointment. Items can be viewed online at his regularly updated website:

Luke also hires out stock to stylists and film production companies on a regular basis. He exhibits at the Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair twice a year.

Luke is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Art and Antiques Division) and a custodian of the Frederick Parker Chair Collection. 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 (Luke Honey Inspiration), is a regular contributor to Homes & Antiques, enjoys backgammon, piano and gin and has an unhealthy interest in second-hand books and unreliable cars.

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