In Statu Quo Travelling Chess Set by Jaques

S/N:MJ 1822

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In Statu Quo Travelling Chess Set by Jaques

An "In Statu Quo" Travelling Chess Set, by Jaques & Son, Late 19th Century

the brass pegged bone chessmen stained red and left natural, the folding wooden board with a locking mechanism, stamped: JAQUES & SON...PATENTEE...LONDON...IN STATU QUO...CHESS BOARD

in a dark green leather slip case (no flap)

Width (when open flat): 23.5cm

Depth (when closed): 11.5cm

Height (when closed): 6.1cm

Stock Reference: MJ 1822


Late 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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