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The Camaratta Collection - The Old Windsor Series Reproduction Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

Available in Genuine Ebony and Natural Boxwood Only
To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Old Windsor Series Reproduction Chess set from the Camaratta Collection. This full-tournament sized chess set features a 4.4" 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. The chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads with Frank Camaratta's signature under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other chess pieces and a beautiful finish.

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To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Old Windsor Series Reproduction Chess set from the Camaratta Collection. This full-tournament sized chess set features a 4.4" 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. The chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads with Frank Camaratta's signature under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other chess pieces and a beautiful finish. 

As with all of our chessmen, the Old Windsor Series Reproduction 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.

More Information
Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Material(s) Genuine Ebony, Natural Boxwood
King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
King Base Diameter 1.5'' inch / 3.81 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 46.3 Ounces
Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)

History of the Chess Pieces

Old Windsor Castle Chessmen Reproduction Offered here is a faithful reproduction of the Old Windsor Castle Chessmen in Boxwood and Gabon Ebony.  The design was researched and reproduced by Frank Camaratta. The King stands an impressive 4-1/4″ tall with a 1-1/2″ diameter base.  These stately Old Windsor Castle Chess pieces are nicely weighted for ballast and stability. Each of the chess pieces is cushioned atop green baize base pads with the Kings resting atop gold-embossed Black English leather discs. This set of chessmen includes an extra pair of Queens to assist during Pawn Promotion, a feature pioneered by us in 1995. A comparison of our reproduction (top) with the original Chess pieces is shown here. The Old Windsor Castle Chessmen are part of the Frank Camaratta Signature Series and are limited to a total production run of only 50 sets. These historically significant chessmen are best played and displayed on a chessboard with 2-1/4″ squares,  Some History All that is known about this set of chess pieces is that it was crafted as a souvenir set of chessmen by a turner from Eton, I. Parker, using the old oak from the St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle, which was under restoration in the 1820s. Parker wore the title Turner to Her Majesty the Queen. A photograph of the paper label affixed to the underside of Old Windsor Castle King, as well as the original chess pieces, is shown here. . According to several Wikipedia articles, St. George’s Chapel  as Windsor Castle suffered a great deal of destruction during the English Civil War. Parliamentary forces broke into and plundered the chapel and treasury on 23 October 1642. Further pillage occurred in 1643 when the fifteenth-century chapter house was destroyed, lead was stripped off the chapel roofs. George IV came to the throne in 1820 intending to restore the damage to Windsor Castle and create a set of royal palaces that reflected his wealth and influence as the ruler of Britain. George persuaded Parliament to vote him £300,000 for restoration (£245 million in 2008 terms). Under the guidance of George’s advisor, Charles Long, the architect Jeffry Wyatville was selected, and work commenced in 1824. The work was unfinished at the time of George IV’s death in 1830, but was broadly completed in 1840. The total expenditure on the castle had soared to the colossal sum of over one million pounds (£817 million in 2008 terms) by the end of the project.  

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