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English Garden Games Chest from Geoffrey Parker

Photo Courtesy of Geoffrey Parker
Geoffrey Parker, London-based maker of the world's most expensive poker set for $7.5 million that we reported on last month, has come out with ultimate garden games chest in time for luxe summer lawn parties.

Priced at about $6,700, the enormous English willow wicker basket with bridle leather straps comes complete with 15 classic garden games as played at grand country estates. It includes croquet, skittles, boules, badminton, volleyball, quoits and more. The croquet pieces and other lawn party pursuits are crafted of the world's finest woods by Jaques of London, the inventors of croquet who introduced the game to the world at the Great Exhibition in 1851.

Geoffrey Parker has been hand making luxury games in England for over 50 years, including numerous items for the world's most prestigious luxury brands. The firm's bespoke commissions have included an $800,000 diamond, gold and sterling silver Monopoly set within an alligator skin plinth made for a certain billionaire.

Refusing to craft anything outside of their English country workshops, they seek customers who appreciate items of great beauty whilst at the same time being the best of their type available.

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the F...(Read More)

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