Hand-turned by our master turner out of kiln-dried and seasoned hardwood, these magnificent garden Chess pieces are weighted for stability and lacquered to withstand a sudden downpour of English rain!
A complete set of 34 pieces (yes, we include extra Queens for Castling) are raised slightly by an inserted rubber ring to remove contact with the damp ground for longevity.
This set will be the talk of your parties and a great amusement either in the garden or on a beautiful marble entrance hall. Classic; understated elegance and attention to detail, second to none. “One instinctively knows when something is right”.
Handmade to order over a 4 to 6 month period in hardwoods of your choice – each piece is individually boxed so they can be stowed safely away when the weather turns is inclement.
Price available on request – this is due to the different wood finishes it’s available in.
For those looking for truly the ultimate in one-up-manship on the hallowed greens of Croquet lawns around the World; this super-enriched casket, has it all.
Originally designed and made back in the early eighties for the opening of a famous British store in New York City. Housed in inch and a quarter kiln dried Burma teak, this magnificent piece echoes’ bygone times of the British Raj; with military corners and straps being hand cut into this beautiful hardwood casket.
To transport this to one’s lawn for play, two scalloped carrying handles, complete with goldplated solid brass back-flap hinges enable this very heavy pieces to be carried by two. Inside the casket, there is first a hidden false floor which hinges open to reveal six cast iron and hand-painted World Championship Croquet wickets, each held in place with clips to prevent movement and soiling the rest of the casket with earth. Once closed, this flap, trimmed with the finest quality English wool Billiard cloth, there lies a specially designed and hand-painted “Deadness Board” – the essential scoring tool which indicates by a series of hinged and different coloured flaps, each player’.
A timeless design in beautiful Dauphin calf leather with matching chrome catches and a hand sewn all leather carrying handle make this gorgeous case of one’s precious competition stainless steel hardened and compressed Boulé or Pétanque, stand out from the crowd.
Cushioned in specially moulded and padded black wool felt; each precious sphere is protected and cocooned from each other and with the accessories of a stainless steel professional extending measure, 2 wooden butts and a leather scorer neatly stowed away in a drawstring felt bag, your Boulé has never been safer!
£1,525.00 GBPA rustic approach to this classic French game.
Rustically housed in individual wicker compartments, these precious spheres, complete with stainless steel measure, leather scorer, 2 butts and a polishing duster, will arrive in their English willow and traditional Bridle hide leather trimmed carrying basket safely to challenge anyone to a duel in the Provençal square of your choice!
So for the traditionalist’s; we have a selection of old English classic garden games – a four-player Croquet set complete with all accessories as in our stand-alone Croquet basket; children’s fun hand painted wooden Skittles, a junior Cricket set complete with bat, leather ball, and stumps; a tournament Rugby ball and of course; a football!
For our friends across The Channel; a competition Boulé/Pétanque set with accessories is provided and for family fun; a wooden Rounder’s bat and a Volleyball set offers hours of enjoyment as do the Badminton rackets complete with net and shuttlecocks. Quoits, Lawn darts, Tic Tac Toe and Pick-up-Sticks add to the many hours of pleasure one can achieve from this fabulous garden time.
£3,615.00 GBPBeautifully hand turned hardwood Skittles in an English willow basket complete with hardwood turned balls and traditional English Bridle hide trim – anyone for a game?
Nine solid hardwood (of your choice) full-size garden skittles are lovingly made by our highly skilled master wood turner. Then waxed and polished and inlaid with leather to each top.
Three fantastic perfect hand-turned spheres finish this splendid piece off; which is then housed in an equally beautiful giant English willow hand-woven round basket complete with traditional London tan English Bridle hide leather. From young adults to fully grown ones, this is a simple but challenging game of skill and will bring its own elegance to a beautifully tended lawn.
£2,225.00 GBPWhat could be more English than the sound of the Croquet mallet striking its ball? If one could smell the recently cut lawns and hear the chink of the Pimm’s® glass or the genteel chatter while scones and afternoon tea is taken whilst watching the game unfold; one could be nowhere better than in an English country garden when the sun is shining!
A four-player Hurlingham Club quality Croquet set with brass banded traditional wooden mallets, cast iron hoops, competition balls, clips, corner flags and a winning post all housed in a hand-woven English willow basket with English Bridle hide straps; offers all you need for an afternoon game of Croquet.