This unique chess set includes are Cigar Divan antique reproduction chess pieces matched with our Walnut and Maple Classic chess board. This beautifully turned antique reproduction chess set was originally produced by Jaques way back in 1828 for the Simpsons Chess Divan in the Strand, one of London’s oldest restaurants and a common meeting place for the greatest players in Europe. This is an English turned playing set and the pieces are accurately copied from the original pattern created by Jaques. Pieces are made from ebonized and natural boxwood and hand polished on the buffing wheel just as the original pieces were finished. In keeping with the integrity of the original design, these pieces are neither weighted or felted. The king is 5” tall and has a base diameter. Our Walnut and Maple Classic chess board is made with the finest veneers and sealed in semi-gloss polyurethane protective finish. The squares are 2.25" and the overall size of the board is 21" and .625" thick. A wide black inlay border accentuates the playing area and the bottom of the board has pads to protect whatever surface it sets on. Whether you use these pieces primarily as decor or your regular chess game at home, this unique chess set will add a sense of nostalgia and enjoyment to every game you play.