• Please specify product option(s).

    The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Set - 3.875" King

    Price as configured: $199.00

    Catalog Product Code: MENWZAG3875

    Wood Selections

    Upgrade Your Order?

    +$29.95
    +$39.95
    +$79.95
    +$79.95
    +$89.95
    Total Price with Upgrade:

    Price as configured: $199.00

    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img

    "With a distinct European flair and styling, a stunning reproduction of one of the most popular chess sets used in the major international Chess tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s."

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Zagreb '59 Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.875" King with a 1.75" 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 luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. The design of the Zagreb '59 Chess set is an adaptation of the most popular Chess set used at major international Chess tournaments throughout the 1950s and 1960s, most notably the World Championship Candidates Match that was held in Bied, Zagreb in 1959.

    The House of Staunton has taken several minor improvements to the design of the Chess set, including the ability to replace the ball finial (cross) atop the King with the more recognizable Formée cross to conform to modern Western tournament praxis. The Chess set comes with both styles of King finials (crosses) that are easily removable, allowing its owner to option to change between both styles. The Chess set has been designed to withstand years of use (and abuse), as it lacks many of the ornate details commonly found on Chess Sets that can be susceptible to damage in the heat of battle. For example, the Chess set features reinforced Pawn collars, stylized Knights and minimal Queen crenellations for unmatched durability. The Zagreb '59 Series Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in both the historical importance of the game of Chess, as well as those looking for an attractive Chess set that is both economical and durable.

    As with all of our Chess sets, the Zagreb '59 Series Chessmen 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 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.

    Related Products

    • The Classic Series Chess Set - 4.4" King
      The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Classic Series Chess set. It features a 4.4" King with a 1.8" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods.
      img

      The Classic Series Chess Set - 4.4" King

      Catalog Code: MENWCLA44
      Our Price: $139.00

    • The Classic Series Chess Set - 3.5" King
      The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Classic Series Chess set. It features a 3.5" King with a 1.5" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods.
      img

      The Classic Series Chess Set - 3.5" King

      Catalog Code: MENWCLA35
      Our Price: $89.00

    • The Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King
      "A faithful reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced, the Chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS)."
      img

      The Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King

      Catalog Code: MENWREY375
      Our Price: $199.00

    • The Sultan Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.0" King
      "Designed by the Maestro Frank A. Camaratta, Jr., an entirely new concept in Staunton Pattern chess sets, resulting in a masterpiece that is without a doubt the most beautiful Chess set ever produced!"
      img

      The Sultan Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.0" King

      Catalog Code: MENWSUL40
      Our Price: $1,049.00

    • The Collector Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.0" King
      "Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849."
      img

      The Collector Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.0" King

      Catalog Code: MENWCOL40
      Our Price: $749.00

    • The Bicentennial Series Luxury Chess Set - 3.6" King
      "Spearheaded by the Maestro Frank A. Camaratta, Jr., an exquisite reproduction of the Circa 1895 Jaques of London Chessmen, a time period that is regarded as one of the most celebrated in the illustrious history of Jaques of London."
      img

      The Bicentennial Series Luxury Chess Set - 3.6" King

      Catalog Code: MENWBIC36
      Our Price: $395.00

    • The British Chess Company - Staunton Popular Chess Set - 4.0" King
      In its continuing effort to document the illustrious history of the Staunton Chessmen, The House of Staunton is proud to introduce the newest member of our new British Chess Company Collection - The London Series.
      img

      The British Chess Company - Staunton Popular Chess Set - 4.0" King

      Catalog Code: MENWPOP40
      Our Price: $199.00

    • The Competition Series Chess Set - 3.75" King
      The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Competition Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.75" King with a 1.7" diameter base.
      img

      The Competition Series Chess Set - 3.75" King

      Catalog Code: MENWCOM375
      Our Price: $89.00

    • The Anderssen Dropjaw Timeless Chess Set- 2.875'' King
      The House of Staunton is proud to introduce the Anderssen Dropjaw Timeless Series Chessmen. Part of our Timeless Collection, it is exact reproduction of the Circa 1854 Jaques of London Anderssen Dropjaw Pattern Chessmen.
      img

      The Anderssen Dropjaw Timeless Chess Set- 2.875'' King

      Catalog Code: MENWJAW2875
      Our Price: $399.00

    • Calvert Faux Ivory Chessmen
      Faux Ivory
      The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Calvert Faux Ivory Chess set. It features a 3.5" King is a highly detailed and accurate reproduction of the Circa 1810 English Playing Chess Set design referred to as the Calvert Pattern. It is often, but wrongly, attributed to John Calvert, a Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, located at 189 Fleet Street, from around 1790 to 1840. He specialized in exquisitely turned Chess sets in ivory for the aristocracy and in ebony/boxwood for the many coffee shops and clubs where Chess was a popular pastime.
      img

      Calvert Faux Ivory Chessmen

      Faux Ivory
      Catalog Code: MENCAL-FAUXIVORY
      Our Price: $129.00

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb