Luke Honey

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.

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Wellington Chess Set, Macao Export, circa 1820

A rare Chinese Export ivory figural ‘bust’ chess set, Macao, circa 1820, one side stained red, the other side left natural, the Chinese versus the British, white king as the Duke of Wellington, red king as the Chinese Emperor, white queen as the Duchess of Wellington, red queen as the Chinese Empress, white bishops as Christian clerics wearing bishop’s mitres, red bishops as Chinese mandarins, knights wearing unusual pointed caps surmounted with animal or horses’ heads, rooks as raised turrets, pawns as footsoliders, the king 9cm high, the pawn 6.4cm high. Stock Reference Number: MM 1502 Provenance: Major British Chess Collection. Exhibited: Asprey, May 12-24th 1986. Literature: llustrated in Michael Mark, Chessmen Practical and Ornamental, a catalogue of the chess sets exhibited by Asprey and Chess Collectors International, May 12-24, 1986, figure 49. Also illustrated in Raymond Keene, Chess an Illustrated History, Simon & Schuster, 1990, p.53. Important Notice on the export of antique elephant ivory (CITES Please note that as the chess set contains antique elephant ivory 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.Read more

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Spring into Art Deco
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Game of Thrones
British coronation furniture is becoming increasingly collectable. If you enjoy visiting English country houses you may have noticed coronation chairs tucked away in corridors, halls and even bathrooms. These were made specifically for guests to sit in at the coronation of English- later British monarchs, held at Westminster Abbey since 1066.
Man Ray's 125th birthday
This week, surrealist photographer Man Ray would have celebrated his 125th birthday, to celebrate, Barnebys takes a look at the incredible contribution he made to 20th century art.
Inspiration: 1960s Mix & Match
This autumn, interiors will be warmed up with colours of the 1960s.
Inspiration: Live-in Library
Books are having a renaissance.

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