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The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Calvert Faux Ivory Chess set. It features a 3.5'' King is a highly detailed and accurate reproduction of the Circa 1810 English Playing Chess Set design referred to as the Calvert Pattern. It is often, but wrongly, attributed to John Calvert, a Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, located at 189 Fleet Street, from around 1790 to 1840. He specialized in exquisitely turned Chess sets in ivory for the aristocracy and in ebony/boxwood for the many coffee shops and clubs where Chess was a popular pastime.
Calvert Faux Ivory Chess Pieces
'Crafted from 40,000-year old Wooly Mammoth Ivory (White) and Genuine Ebony (Black), they capture the exquisite design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chess set, registered by Nathaniel Cooke and produced by Jaques of London in 1849.''
The Mammoth Ivory and Genuine Ebony Collector Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.4" King