Large Antique Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set

S/N:AS 1845

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Large Antique Jaques In Statu Quo Chess Set

A Large 'In Statu Quo' Travelling Chess Set by J. Jaques & Son, circa 1890

the hinged mahogany case incorporating a board with alternate squares in rosewood and sycamore, with the brass-pegged bone pieces stained red and left natural, with a bone-pegged locking mechanism and brass slide-lock to the side, with brass plaque inscribed: J. JAQUES & SON Makers London, and stamped" IN STATU QUO...PATENT CHESS BOARD to the other side

32cm x 32cm wide (when open), 32cm x 16cm (when closed)

Stock Reference: AS 1845

Reference: Sir Alan Fersht, Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets, Kaissa publications, 2010, page 55.


circa 1890

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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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