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Genuine Staunton® x The Camaratta Collection - The Definitive Morphy Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer its first collaboration set of pieces with Genuine Staunton® x Frank Camaratta; the 4.4" Definitive Morphy Series Luxury Chess set. This full-tournament sized chess set features a 4.4" King with a 1.875" diameter base.

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To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer its first collaboration set of pieces with Genuine Staunton® x Frank Camaratta; the 4.4" Definitive Morphy Series Luxury Chess set. This full-tournament sized chess set 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 embossed English leather base pads with the Frank Camaratta logo under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other chess pieces and a beautiful finish. 

As with all of our Chessmen, the 4.4" Definitive Morphy 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 in 1993.

The Chess Set comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity and an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesive backing that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.

 


Our Original Manufacturer's Plaque
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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.

 

About Frank Camaratta

Frank Camaratta, the Maestro, has been involved in the World of Chess for over 60 years. Initially a player, having achieved the rank of International Master, Frank broadened his horizons, involving himself in chess promotion & governance, chess collecting and chess design research. He also has produced several chess-related patents, the most significant of which is Time Delay. Frank is today considered the foremost authority of Jaques and other Staunton and pre-Staunton chessmen, having written numerous articles on the subject.

Mr. Camaratta founded The House of Staunton in 1990, primarily collecting and dealing in antique chess equipment. It was during that period that inspiration struck to instill Old world craftsmanship and pride into present-day chessmen. In pursuit of that goal, Frank retired from his position as an Engineering Director on the Space Shuttle Program in 1998 to devote full time to making his vision a reality, which he did after spending years of research and study in to Staunton and pre-Staunton designs. The House of Staunton has emerged as the World’s leading producer of Pre-Staunton and Staunton chessmen, as well as numerous artistically-inspired sets, which are unmatched in design, accuracy and craftsmanship.

More Information
Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Material(s) Antiqued Boxwood, Genuine Ebony, Natural Boxwood
Fitted Coffer Compatible? Fits in Fitted Coffer
King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
King Base Diameter 1.875'' inch / 4.76 cm
Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5" inch / 6.4 cm
Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with Frank Camaratta Signature™
Median Set Weight 66.1 Ounces
Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
DGT eBoard Compatible No

History of the Chess Pieces

Paul Morphy, of the United States, is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most tragic Chess players of all times. He was considered the first true child Chess prodigy, having repeatedly defeated the strong Hungarian chess master Johann Löwenthal at the age of twelve. Over the next seven years, Morphy focused his attention on his education. At the age of 19, when he graduated from the University of Louisiana with a degree in law. Not yet the legal age to begin the practice of law, Morphy found himself with free time and returned to Chess.

Over the next 3 years, Morphy traveled all over the world and handily vanquished any and all opponents who dared face him. The first "Chess celebrity", many media outlets proclaimed him the unofficial World Chess Champion. Shortly afterwards, at the age of 22, Morphy announced his retirement from the game of Chess, citing the lack of serious competition. After retiring from Chess, Morphy planned on focusing on his chosen career, the practice of law. Unfortunately, this was disrupted in 1861 by the outbreak of the American Civil War, where he strongly opposed the succession of the Confederate states. After the war ended, Morphy had very little success with his law practice. The few potential clients who visited his office were more interested in discussing Chess than the law. Frustrated, Morphy retired from the practice of law and spent the rest of his life in idleness. He refused all requests to return to the game of Chess and died at the age of 47. Paul Morphy is commonly referred to as "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess."

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Included with Purchase

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

Kingside Stamping

What is Kingside Stamping?

 

Kingside stamping was part of the original Staunton Pattern design, consisting of a King's Crown stamped into the Rook  and Knight that started on the right side (or King's Side) of the chessboard.  In Descriptive notation, it is useful for distinguishing between the Kingside and Queen's Side pieces.

Whether you use them in your chess strategy or for historical decoration, we offer kingside Stamping on some of our chess sets!

 

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