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      Our Standard Wood Chess Boards offer the perfect combination of affordability and luxury, and are available in a variety of woods.  


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      Our Superior Wood Chess Boards are designed
      for the discerning player, and available in
      a variety of exotic woods and stylized frames.


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      Signature

      Our Signature Wood Chess Boards are
      handcrafted in America out of the finest solid
      woods and available on a custom order basis.


      Savings of $100.00
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      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $204.00
      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - SATIN FINISH
      add $139.00
      Bird's Eye Maple & Greenwood Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $129.00
      Burgundy Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $169.00
      Green Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $164.00
      Redwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
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      Redwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - SATIN FINISH
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      Rosewood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Striped Ebony & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $134.00
      Tiger Ebony & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $139.00
      Teak & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $124.00
      Walnut & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Wenge & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $149.00
      Brown Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $199.00
      Montgoy Palisander & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $149.00
      Black Anegre & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $199.00
      Elm Burl & Bird's Eye Maple Superior Traditional - 2.5"
      add $349.00
      African Palisander & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1095.00
      Pomelle Bubinga & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1395.00
      Cocobolo & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary IV - 2.5"
      add $1195.00
      African Palisander & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary IV - 2.5"
      add $1095.00
      Cocobolo & Bird's Eye Maple Signature Contemporary III - 2.5"
      add $1195.00
      Walnut Burl / Maple Burl / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
      add $4295.00
      Curly Maple & Pomelle Bubinga Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1295.00
      Honduran Rosewood & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1295.00
      Lacewood & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1195.00
      Cocobolo & Bird's Eye Maple Signature Contemporary III - 2.5"
      add $1795.00
      Red Amboyna / Bird's Eye Maple / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
      add $4295.00
      Bloodwood / Bird's Eye Maple / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
      add $2795.00
      Indian Rosewood / Curly Maple / Mahogany Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00
      Padauk / Curly Maple / Mahogany Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00
      Purpleheart / Curly Maple / Bird's Eye Maple Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00
      Purpleheart / Curly Maple / Purpleheart Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00
      Padauk / Curly Maple / Padauk Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00
      Cocobolo / Curly Maple / Bird's Eye Maple Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00
      Padauk / Curly Maple / Bird's Eye Maple Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00
      Cocobolo / Curly Maple / Cocobolo Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $445.00

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      Our Premium Chess Boxes are timeless, with two large storage compartments, a lock and key, and laser-engraved House of Staunton logo.
       

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      The Empire Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

      Product Code: MENWEMP44

      Description

      "With a strong hint of the Art Deco look that is reminiscent of the 1920s, they completely capture the essence of a serious set of chessmen while at the same time maintaining a look of pure elegance. "

       

      To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Empire Series Luxury Chess set. Designed by the Maestro himself, Frank A. Camaratta, Jr., it is a full Club-sized Chess set that features a 4.4" King with a 2.0" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces and a beautiful finish. The design of the Empire Series Luxury Chess set features a strong hint of the Art Deco look that is reminiscent of the 1920s. The chess set has been designed to take abuse while retaining an elegance and aesthetic beauty that has not previously been seen in a playing chess set at any price. There are no fragile details subject to breakage, such as collars, ball finials and Queen's crenellations normally found in conventional Staunton chessmen. The Empire Series Luxury Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in an heirloom quality Chess set that is a true work of art, one that is as beautiful as it is functional.

       

      No Chessmen before have been able to so completely capture the essence of a serious set of chessmen while at the same time maintaining a look of such elegance, simplicity, durability and clarity. The pieces seem to ?melt? and conform to your hand. They just feel right. While the design of the Chessmen is elegant, don't let that fool you - This set is fully functional and ideal for all types of Chess play.

       

      As with all of our Chessmen, the Empire Series Luxury Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

       

      The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 36 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago. 

       

      The Chess Set comes with a personalized Certificate of Authenticity and an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesivebacking that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.

       


      Our Original Manufacturer's Plaque
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      Now Available From The House of Staunton
      Included with the purchase of these Chessmen is our new Original Manufacturer's Plaque. Crafted from brass, these plaques feature the engraved production details of each individual Chess set, creating a beautiful, permanent record that is truly worthy of House of Staunton-brand Chessmen.

      Our Original Paper Production Labels are also available. Please Contact Us for information.

       

      History of the Chess Pieces

      Art Deco was a popular design movement from 1920 until 1939, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashion, painting, the graphic arts, and film. This movement was, in a sense, an amalgam of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Bauhaus, Art Nouveau, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked during the Roaring Twenties. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, functional, and ultra modern.

      Although Art Deco fell out of vogue in the 1940s, it has had numerous rebirths over subsequent decades. Its designs frequently appear in modern architecture, entertainment, and media when a "classic" or "retro" look is sought.

      Layaway Available

      We're proud to offer our new Layaway program!

       

        • With Layaway, purchasing from us has never been easier or more affordable. It allows you to purchase selected House of Staunton products by making payments over time.

       

      • Simply choose the items that you wish to purchase and how many months you wish to make the payments over.We'll automatically charge your debit/credit card each month. Once you've paid for the item/s in full, they'll be sent to you. It's that simple!

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      Laser Engraving


      NOW AVAILABLE - PERSONALIZED CHESS BOXES!


      Are you looking to make that Chess gift special and something they will cherish forever?

       

      The House of Staunton is proud to offer Personalized Engraving that will allow you to customize your chess box with your personal message,creating a truly unique gift that they will be sure to love.

       

      Gift engraving is perfect for many memorable occasions, for corporate branding or simply to offer a special gift to your friends and family.

       

       

      Personalized Gifts are great for...

        

      BIRTHDAYS

      ANNIVERSARIES

      GRADUATIONS

      WEDDINGS

      NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

      JUST BECAUSE YOU CARE!

       

      Why choose The House of Staunton to personalize your Chess Gift?

       

      Unlike the engraving shop at your local mall, the House of Staunton doesn’t not charge you up to $3.00 per character for engraving.

       

      Our prices are very affordable, with text engraving starting at just $25.00 Per Line (up to 60 Characters).  We use an industrial-grade Laser Engraver that allows us to achieve an incredible amount of detail in our engravings.

       

      Your gift should say what you want it to say and not be limited by how much it costs you to say each of those words! 

       

      Note: Only Premium Chess Boxes and Fitted Coffers can be Personalized with engraving directly on the wood.

      All other Chess Boxes, including the Fitted Briefcase, will come with a laser-engraved brass plaque when personalized.


      Qualifies for

      Discounted Chess Board Available
      Discounted Chess Box
      Layaway Plan Available

      Included with Purchase

      • Certificate of Authenticity
      • Engraved Registered Plaque
      • Individual Production Number

      Product Details

      Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
      Manufacturer The House of Staunton
      King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
      King Base Diameter 2.0'' inch / 5.0 cm
      Recommended Chess Board Size 2.375'' inch / 6.0 cm, 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm
      Total Set Weight 87 ounces (2.47 kg)
      Total Number of Chess Pieces 34 Pieces (With 2 Additional Queens)

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