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    The Barleycorn Luxury Bone Chess Pieces - 4.75" King

    Product Code: MENBBLY48-B

    Description

    This elaborate English Playing Chess Set design, referred to in the literature as a Barleycorn Pattern, dominated the market place during the Pre-Staunton (1920-1845) era. Barleycorn signatures resemble 19th century English signatures, orbs, towers, horse heads, split mitres, and kings having some sort of orb atop their crowns at least as often as a cross. Barleycorn rook towers are often surmounted by flags or corrugated orbs. The carving is far more elaborate than other period English sets with ornamental turning on piece bodies.

     

    At the time, the supply of such popular French sets from Dieppe and others had dwindled as a result of the decline in trade between the two countries. British Chess players were forced to look locally for sources of chess pieces, and resourceful English turners capitalized on this demand by introducing the Barleycorn Pattern. The Barleycorn Pattern was widely successful, until it was ultimately supplanted by the introduction of the Staunton Pattern in 1849. Many famous American Chess players owned Barleycorn chess pieces, including Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams.

     

    This reproduction is an exact copy of an original BarleyChess chess set. The bone that was used to craft these Chessmen was hand selected by our lead craftsman to insure that only the purist, Whitest bone was used

     

     THESE ARE ACTUAL HAND CARVED BONE CHESSMEN

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    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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    Limited Warranty

    The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.


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    Included with Purchase

    • Certificate of Authenticity
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    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Manufacturer The House of Staunton
    King Height 4.75'' inch / 12.07 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.5'' inch / 3.81 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5" inch / 6.4 cm
    Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
    Median Set Weight Natural Bone - No Additional Weighting
    Total Number of Pieces 32 Chess Pieces