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    The Collector Luxury Chess Set, Board, & Box Combination - 4.4" King

    SAVINGS OF 20% REFLECTED WHEN ADDED TO CART

    Product Code: SETWCOL44

    Description1

    "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."

     

    To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Collector Series Luxury Chess set. This full-tournament sized Chess set features. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 1.875" 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 Collector Series Luxury Chess set has been 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. The distinctive feature of this set is the the open-mitered Bishop and Knight design, which is modeled after the noble steeds from the Greek Parthenon (Elgin Marbles.). 

     

    As with all of our Chessmen, the Collector 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 34 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

    The increased interest in the game of Chess, particularly in international play during the late 18th century and early 19th century, brought about a renewed demand for a more universal model for chess pieces. The variety and styles of the conventional form begun in the 15th century had expanded tremendously by the beginning of the nineteenth century. Some of the more common conventional types popular during the period included the English Barleycorn chess set, the St. George chess set, the French Regence chess set, and the central European Selenus chess set.

    Most pieces were tall, unweighted, easily tipped and cumbersome during play. But their major disadvantage was the uniformity of the pieces within a set. A player's unfamiliarity with an opponent's set could tragically alter the outcome of a game.

    By the early decades of the 19th century, there was a great need for a chess set whose pieces were easy to use and universally recognized by chess players of all backgrounds. The solution emerged in 1849 with the introduction of a new pattern Chess set that was registered by Nathaniel Cook and manufactured by the firm John Jaques of London.

    The Chess Set, which had the endorsement of the British Chess Champion Howard Staunton, became known as the Staunton Chessmen and were soon the standard on which most tournament playing sets have been made. That traditional is proudly continued on to this day by the The House of Staunton.

    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.

    ***Olive Ash Burl, Bubinga Burl & Macassar Ebony Premium Chess Boxes cannot be engraved due to the high gloss finish.***

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

     

    The Collector Luxury Chess Set, Board, & Box Combination - 4.4" King is available for purchase in increments of 1

    Included with Purchase

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

    Product Details

    Chess Board Included? You Get to Select Your Own Chess Board
    Material(s) Hand Carved
    Manufacturer The House of Staunton
    King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.9" inch / 4.83 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm
    Total Set Weight 74.6 Ounces
    Total Number of Chess Pieces 34 Pieces (With 2 Additional Queens)
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