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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Fine Rajasthan figural chess set, circa 1840

An Indian Export Ivory Figural Chess Set, Rajasthan, circa 1840 painted and lacqured, one side predominantly red with gilt highlights, the other side red, with gilt highlights, kings as elephants with howdahs carrying a mahout and two princes, queens similar but of smaller size, bishops as camels (one side with drums), knights as horsemen with spears, rooks as elephants, gilt rockets to the side with riders and flags, pawns as footsoliders, two with flags, two with bows, two with swords, and two with arquebus, in a dark green custom leather and gilt tooled presentation case of rectangular shape (the interior lined in green felt, with a pull-out tray and twin brass button locks) specially made for the Philip Pfeifer Collection King: 14cm high Pawn: 5.5cm high Presentation Case: 52.6cm wide Stock Referencer: MM 1515 Provenance: Major British Chess Collection; Property of the Marshall Chess Club, New York; Sotheby’s New York; Lot 669, October 23rd 1980, formerly in the Collection of Phillip Pfeifer 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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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.
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Inspiration: Live-in Library
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