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CLEARANCE - The Empire Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

'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.''

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    CLEARANCE - The Empire Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King
    CLEARANCE - The Empire Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

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    Product 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 1.9" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods and 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 40 Chessmen, including six Queens with two different designs and eight Rooks with two different designs.

     

    Product Specifications
    More Information
    ISBN Does not apply
    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Fits in Fitted Coffer
    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
    Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with House of Staunton Logo. All Other Pieces Feature Luxurious Green Baize
    Median Set Weight 76.8 Ounces
    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.
    Returns & Exchanges

    This is a clearance chess set and All Sales are Final. No refunds, returns, exchanges or replacement pieces are allowed.

     

    Included with Purchase
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Engraved Registered Plaque
    • Individual Production Number
    Customer Reviews
    1. Get it Before it's Gone!
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      100%
      I received these today and found everything meticulously wrapped in bubblewrap and carefully secured. Upon inspection, everything appeared in perfect condition and beautifully buffed. I paired this set with a HoS Drueke reproduction ebony and burl board and it is a thing of art. I almost don't want to play on this set because of how astonishing they are to look at. HoS absolutely nailed the Art Deco style of the 1920's that they were going for with this set. Get it before it's gone!

      Review by Ryan

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