This is a magnificent chess set which epitomizes the struggles for domination between Christians and Muslims. This conflict has continued intermittently for over a thousand years, but it is the period between 1095 and 1292 which has captured our imagination because of the exploits of the Crusader knights.
Skillfully hand decorated, these pieces represent the Christian side led by King Richard I of England, known as Richard the Lionheart, in combat with the Muslim armies led by Saladin. This chess set concentrates particularly on the Third great Crusade led by King Richard I of England, who in 1189 joined King Philip II of France in an effort to recapture the holy city of Jerusalem. King Richard, with 8000 troops, seized Cyprus and some cities on the Palestinian coast, but ultimately failed to dislodge the Muslim leader, Saladin, from Jerusalem.
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!
NOW AVAILABLE - PERSONALIZED CHESS BOXES!
Are you looking to make that Chess gift special and something they will cherish forever?
The House of Staunton is proud to offer Personalized Engraving that will allow you to customize your chess box with your personal message,creating a truly unique gift that they will be sure to love.
Gift engraving is perfect for many memorable occasions, for corporate branding or simply to offer a special gift to your friends and family.
Personalized Gifts are great for...
JUST BECAUSE YOU CARE!
Why choose The House of Staunton to personalize your Chess Gift?
Unlike the engraving shop at your local mall, the House of Staunton doesn’t not charge you up to $3.00 per character for engraving.
Our prices are very affordable, with text engraving starting at just $25.00 Per Line (up to 60 Characters). We use an industrial-grade Laser Engraver that allows us to achieve an incredible amount of detail in our engravings.
Your gift should say what you want it to say and not be limited by how much it costs you to say each of those words!
Note: Only Premium Chess Boxes and Fitted Coffers can be Personalized with engraving directly on the wood.
***Olive Ash Burl, Bubinga Burl & Macassar Ebony Premium Chess Boxes cannot be engraved due to the high gloss finish.***
All other Chess Boxes, including the Fitted Briefcase, will come with a laser-engraved brass plaque when personalized.
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|Chess Board Included?||You Get to Select Your Own Chess Board|
|Material(s)||Polyresin - Crushed Stone Resin that offers the feel and weighted of solid stone, but with the durability of plastic|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|Fitted Coffer Compatible?||Will Not Fit In Any Coffer|
|King Height||5.0'' inch / 12.7 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.3'' inch / 3.30 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Median Set Weight||59.4 oz (1.68 kg)|
|Total Number of Chess Pieces||32 Chess Pieces|