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      Tournament

      Our Tournament Wood Chess Boards are affordable, ideal for both serious and casual
      play, and feature the House of Staunton Logo.


      Savings of $20.00
      When Bundled with Chess Pieces!

      Standard

      Our Standard Wood Chess Boards offer the perfect combination of affordability and luxury, and are available in a variety of woods.  


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      Superior

      Our Superior Wood Chess Boards are designed
      for the discerning player, and available in
      a variety of exotic woods and stylized frames.


      Savings of $20.00
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      African Palisander & Maple Wooden Tournament – 2.25" With Notation & Logo
      add $69.00
      Mahogany & Maple Wooden Tournament – 2.25" With Notation & Logo
      add $69.00
      Maple & Mahogany Wooden Tournament – 2.25" With Notation & Logo
      add $69.00
      Walnut & Maple Wooden Tournament – 2.25" With Notation & Logo
      add $69.00
      Padauk & Maple Wooden Tournament – 2.25" With Notation & Logo
      add $69.00
      Rosewood & Maple Wooden Tournament - 2.25" With Notation & Logo
      add $69.00
      Smoked Oak & Maple Wooden Tournament – 2.25" With Notation & Logo
      add $69.00
      African Palisander and Ash 2.25" Tournament Board
      add $69.00
      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $179.00
      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - SATIN FINISH
      add $119.00
      Blue Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $139.00
      Bird's Eye Maple & Greenwood Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $114.00
      Burgundy Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $149.00
      Green Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $149.00
      Redwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $149.00
      Redwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - SATIN FINISH
      add $114.00
      Rosewood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $104.00
      Striped Ebony & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $114.00
      Tiger Ebony & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $119.00
      Teak & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $104.00
      Walnut & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $104.00
      Wenge & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $129.00
      Brown Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $179.00
      Montgoy Palisander & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.25"
      add $129.00
      Black Anegre & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $179.00
      Elm Burl & Bird's Eye Maple Superior Traditional - 2.25"
      add $329.00
      Blackwood & Maple Superior Traditional - 2.25"
      add $179.00
      Walnut & Maple Superior Traditional - 2.25"
      add $179.00

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      Standard

      Our Premium Chess Boxes are timeless, with two large storage compartments, a lock and key, and laser-engraved House of Staunton logo.
       

      Savings of $50.00
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      Mahogany
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      Red Burl
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      Bird's Eye Maple
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      Fitted Briefcase in Walnut Burl
      add $99.95
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      Fitted Briefcase in Red Burl
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      Fitted Coffer in Mahogany
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      Fitted Coffer in Red Burl
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      The Collector Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

      Product Code: MENWCOL375

      Description

      "Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849."

       

      To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Collector Series Luxury Chess set. This full-tournament sized Chess set features. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.75" King with a 1.7" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces and a beautiful finish. The Collector Series Luxury Chess set has been crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849. The distinctive feature of this set is the the open-mitered Bishop and Knight design, which is modeled after the noble steeds from the Greek Parthenon (Elgin Marbles.)

       

      As with all of our Chessmen, the Collector Series Luxury Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

       

      The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.

       

      The Chess Set comes with a personalized Certificate of Authenticity and an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesivebacking that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.

       


      Our Original Manufacturer's Plaque
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      Now Available From The House of Staunton
      Included with the purchase of these Chessmen is our new Original Manufacturer's Plaque. Crafted from brass, these plaques feature the engraved production details of each individual Chess set, creating a beautiful, permanent record that is truly worthy of House of Staunton-brand Chessmen.

      Our Original Paper Production Labels are also available. Please Contact Us for information.

       

      History of the Chess Pieces

      The increased interest in the game of Chess, particularly in international play during the late 18th century and early 19th century, brought about a renewed demand for a more universal model for chess pieces. The variety and styles of the conventional form begun in the 15th century had expanded tremendously by the beginning of the nineteenth century. Some of the more common conventional types popular during the period included the English Barleycorn chess set, the St. George chess set, the French Regence chess set, and the central European Selenus chess set.

      Most pieces were tall, unweighted, easily tipped and cumbersome during play. But their major disadvantage was the uniformity of the pieces within a set. A player's unfamiliarity with an opponent's set could tragically alter the outcome of a game.

      By the early decades of the 19th century, there was a great need for a chess set whose pieces were easy to use and universally recognized by chess players of all backgrounds. The solution emerged in 1849 with the introduction of a new pattern Chess set that was registered by Nathaniel Cook and manufactured by the firm John Jaques of London.

      The Chess Set, which had the endorsement of the British Chess Champion Howard Staunton, became known as the Staunton Chessmen and were soon the standard on which most tournament playing sets have been made. That traditional is proudly continued on to this day by the The House of Staunton.

      Layaway Available

      We're proud to offer our new Layaway program!

       

        • With Layaway, purchasing from us has never been easier or more affordable. It allows you to purchase selected House of Staunton products by making payments over time.

       

      • Simply choose the items that you wish to purchase and how many months you wish to make the payments over.We'll automatically charge your debit/credit card each month. Once you've paid for the item/s in full, they'll be sent to you. It's that simple!

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      Qualifies for

      Discounted Chess Board Available
      Discounted Chess Box
      Layaway Plan Available

      Included with Purchase

      • Certificate of Authenticity
      • Engraved Registered Plaque
      • Individual Production Number

      Product Details

      Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
      Manufacturer The House of Staunton
      King Height 3.75'' inch / 9 53 cm
      King Base Diameter 1.7'' inch / 4.32 cm
      Recommended Chess Board Size 2.25'' inch Squares / 5.7 cm, 2.375'' inch / 6.0 cm
      Total Set Weight 52 ounces (1.5 kg)
      Total Number of Chess Pieces 34 Pieces (With 2 Additional Queens)

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