Ivory Chess Set by Ernst Lauprecht, Berlin, 1930s

S/N:VS 1465

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Ivory Chess Set by Ernst Lauprecht, Berlin, 1930s

A German Ivory Chess Set by Ernst Lauprecht of Berlin, 1930s. One side stained dark brown, the other side left natural, kings surmounted with crosses, queens with crowns,, bishops with mitres, knights as carved horse's heads, rooks as castles, pawns with ball finials, in a simulated dark grey 'crocodile' or 'lizard' hinged presentation case, with gilt-metal clasps, silk retailer's label: Ernst Lauprecht, Berlin W8- Berlin SW 68...Leipzigeszstr. 93...Freidrichastr. 238

King: 6.3 cm high
Pawn: 3.3 cm high
Case: 25.5cm wide, 4.3cm high, 25.5cm deep



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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: www.lukehoney.co.uk.

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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