This exquisite, handcrafted chess set is a precise replica of the original Jaques London chessmen first introduced in 1849. This elegant pattern 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. Each 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. 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.
This is a library size set with a 3.5” tall king with a base diameter of 1.6”, an ideal size for the casual chess game at home. The pieces are heavily weighted for superior stability on the chess board with the full set weighing an impressive thirty-six ounces. Pieces have thick green baize pads for a soft feel on the chess board. We include two 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. Whether you are looking for one special chess set for your game at home, or you are a collector of fine chessmen, the 1849 Heirloom Staunton will undoubtedly add more enjoyment to every game you play.
Chess Set Specifications & Features:
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion (Does Not Include Chess Board)
- Wood: Ebony & Boxwood
- Finish: Gloss Lacquer
- King Height: 3.5"
- King Base: 1.6"
- King Weight: 2 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 36 Ounces
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2" - 2.25" Squares