Imagine you and a good friend sitting at a table playing a game of chess on this stunning chess board with these elegant chess pieces. This is our Parker Staunton chess set in burnt boxwood and boxwood matched with our Black & Ash Burl Deluxe Chess Board. The Parker offers a traditional Staunton chess set with a unique design and finish. It has a classic style with handsome knights that have the look and feel of the older Jaques designs. To create the black, chess pieces are actually burnt followed by the final carving and design work which creates a beautiful contrast in colors between the blackened areas and the natural golden wood colors underneath. Chess pieces are then finished in high gloss lacquer giving the chess pieces a glass-like finish. Our Black & Ash Burl Deluxe Chess Board is the ideal chess board for these pieces. The black and golden color of the ash burl match perfectly with the black and amber color of the chess pieces. The chess board is finished in a glass-like, polyurethane finish that compliments the pieces in a stunning way. Because of the special qualities this chess set has, this is one of our most popular packages that both players and collectors love. Be sure to read the reviews below.
I ordered this for my husband birthday/anniversary gift, he has always wanted a really nice set. The board was well pack and the gloss look really comes to life with the chess pieces placed on top, he loved the burnt look of the chess pieces.Unknown
27th Feb 2018
Everything I thought it would be
I was a little anxious about ordering something I couldn’t touch. However this chess board is a beautiful center piece in any home. It also crates a nice board to share a cup of coffee and an intellectual battle with your friends or family. Unknown
26th Jan 2018
Superb Chess Set
This is a superb set, with an unusual design that is very aesthetically appealing and which, while richly detailed, avoids fussiness. It is elegant - bordering on opulent - and very tasteful.
The complimentary balance between the pieces of each colour and with the board itself reveals a whole which has been quite exquisitely matched.
Quality is outstanding. Indeed the entire ensemble looks far more expensive than is actually the case.
Pieces are nicely weighted and easy to handle without fear of dropping.
They glide smoothly and softly upon the lacquered board in a very satisfying fashion.
Without doubt, this is an heirloom that will move through future generations.
Personally, I cannot imagine any high-end chess set justifying its price so easily as this one does, unless a very rare antique, perhaps with historical provenance or heritage.
The Chess Store shipped my purchase very quickly, and it was very well packaged; secure and well protected.
In short, I could ask no more of any aspect of the entire purchase or the product itself.John Boggiano
28th Dec 2017
Beautiful & Classic!
Quality craftsmanship set that's eye catching! A beautiful addition to any room. I would recommend this set to anyone looking to buy a quality chess set. Great service from The Chess Store as they shipped within a day, Fed Ex ground service was at a snails pace as usual. Would suggest an alternative shipping method for future orders.John F
28th Sep 2017
Where are the numbers and letters?!
No question, this is a one of the most beautiful chess sets I've seen. Beautiful design, the figures are of the right size and weight. Just as you see i the pictures. I bought this set for as agift to a friends for his housewarming. All was good except...where are the numbers and letters on the board?! I am Armenian and we are big into chess at home, and not having letters and numbers on the board makes this chess look like a piece of furniture. Again the set is beautiful, but that small detail of not having the numbers and letters on it is what keeps me away from buying it for me or my other friends.Greg
8th Dec 2016
Everything I hoped for from the online photos. Both the board and the pieces are beautifully made and arrived in perfect condition.Glen
3rd Nov 2016
It was a gift, my friend loves it, full points for quality. My only negative was that when I first signed in to the site its offered me a 10% discount that somehow expired before I could complete my purchase. They should really last at least that long. Excellent set though.Bob
30th Sep 2016
Beautiful Chess Set
This chess set is a beautiful element to have and use in your home. . .it was packaged beautifully as well. Very impressed with the set and with The Chess Store.Bradley
27th Sep 2016
If your looking for a display Chess set, this one is beautiful. It is fairly light and the board is thin. Experienced chess players ( you probably aren't looking at this set anyway ), would probably prefer one of their Brass metal or gold silver sets. This set is inexpensive & very affordable. Purchased as a gift for beginner player, he really loved it.Chess Player
11th Sep 2016
This chess set is the coolest thing I have ever owned; the craftsmanship and detail is simply mind blowing. I will keep this chess set for the rest of my life.
10000000/10 I will recommend to everyone I know. Thank YouUnknown
23rd Mar 2016