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New Exclusive Staunton Chess Set with Ebony & Boxwood Pieces- 3" King

Regular: $189.99

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NEE300
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The New Exclusive Staunton chess set has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in an upper-end Staunton chess set. From its elegant profile with a large tapered base to the extraordinary knights hand carved by some of the best craftsmen in the world, you will not find a better chess set in this price range! These chess pieces are made from premium grade ebony and boxwood and are hand polished to a beautiful luster. As with most of our chess sets, spare queens are included.

Chess Set Specifications & Features:

  • Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion (Does Not Include Chess Board)
  • Wood: Ebony & Boxwood
  • Finish: Traditional Polished Lacquer
  • King Height: 3"
  • King Base: 1.375"
  • King Weight: 1.6 Ounces
  • Chess Set Weight: 24 Ounces
  • Green Baize Pads
  • Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.75" - 2" Squares

1 Review

  • 4
    High quality library set at a compelling price

    Posted by Peter D on 26th Jan 2017

    I like to use a library sized set (3" king) as my travel/vacation set. I purchased the library sized New American Protégé set (no longer available in library size) several years back. While that set has amazing aesthetic appeal, I discovered the pieces are too delicate for my intended purpose, and both the King's finial and the Ebony Knight's flowing mane were prone to breaking. I definitely wanted a boxwood and ebony (or blood rosewood) set, and there are only a small number of suppliers of these higher end sets in a library size. I found the H.O.S. sets to be very attractive, but could not justify the steep price. So instead I ordered this set from thechessstore and it arrived today. It is very similar to the H.O.S. set, although not quite at the level of quality of H.O.S. But the quality is well above most of the lower cost imported sets. On the minus side, the finials on the Kings are not removable and only one is provided (compared with two for my New American Protégé set). The finish of the bishop's mitre is not as elegant as the best sets. The bishops do have the open mitre, which I like, but the inside is somewhat squared off, versus nicely rounded. But 90% of people would not notice this. On the positive side, the Knights, while a fairly standard design, feature nice detail work, but nothing that looks like it might easily break off. Of course the real test will be after traveling a few times. The set is weighted, but noticeably lighter than my double-weighted New American Protégé, so most likely it is single-weighted. Normally I would consider this a negative, as I like heavier pieces, but since my intent is travel, here the lighter weight is a positive factor. It is only on the basis of comparing to the very best sets that I would rate this 4 stars. However, when you take into account the price difference, I would rate this set 5 stars.