This elegant chess set includes our 1849 Heirloom Staunton ebony and boxwood Chessmen in a distressed antique finish with our Black & Ash Burl Chess Board. This exquisite chess set is a precise replica of the original Jaques London chessmen first introduced in 1849. This pattern was originally designed by Nathaniel Cook and endorsed by Howard Staunton paved the way for all future Staunton designs and the numerous variations. These pieces are made from genuine ebony and boxwood with the boxwood having been artfully distressed to create the appearance of authentic vintage chessmen. Each and every piece is masterfully turned on the lathe one piece at a time to exacting standards while the knights are hand carved by the most skilled craftsmen in the field.
This is a very large set with a 4.4” king that has a base diameter of 1.9”. The pieces are heavily weighted for superior stability on the chess board with the full set weighing an impressive 90 ounces. The pieces are sealed in a semi-gloss lacquer giving the pieces the perfect polished look. In keeping with the original design, the rook and knight have king-side stamping to identify them from the queen-side pieces.Pieces have thick green baize pads for a soft feel on the chess board. We include 2 spare queens for pawn promotion. Far more than a mere chess set, this collection of pieces is nothing less than a fine piece of art.
Our Black and Ash Burl Deluxe chess board is a favorite for ebony and boxwood chess sets. The black and golden color of the natural ash burl wood creates a rich looking backdrop with its high gloss glass-like finish. A pinstripe around the playing area along with an extra wide frame adds elegance to an already spectacular chess board. This is an inlaid chess board made for us by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain and the quality of the craftsmanship is unsurpassed. The squares are 2.375" with the chess board measuring 23.5" overall and .625" thick. Whether you are looking for one special chess set for your game at home or you’re a collector of fine chessmen, the 1849 Heirloom Staunton will undoubtedly add more enjoyment to every game you play.