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 golden rosewood and 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. 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.
- Material: Golden Rosewood & Boxwood
- King Height: 4.3"
- King Base: 1.6"
- King Weight: 1.5 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 23 Ounces (pieces are unweighted)
- Pieces are not padded in keeping with the original design
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.125" - 2.25" Squares (chessboard is not included)