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The BCC Imperial Series Luxury Chess Pieces - The Camaratta Collection - 4.4" King

The House of Staunton is proud to offer the The BCC Imperial Chess Pieces Chess Pieces. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 1.9" 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 a beautiful finish.

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The House of Staunton is proud to offer the The BCC Imperial Chess Pieces. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 2.0" 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 a beautiful finish.

As with all of our Chess sets, the BCC Imperial 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 in 1993.

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

About Frank Camaratta

Frank Camaratta, the Maestro, has been involved in the World of Chess for over 60 years. Initially a player, having achieved the rank of International Master, Frank broadened his horizons, involving himself in chess promotion & governance, chess collecting and chess design research. He also has produced several chess-related patents, the most significant of which is Time Delay. Frank is today considered the foremost authority of Jaques and other Staunton and pre-Staunton chessmen, having written numerous articles on the subject.

Mr. Camaratta founded The House of Staunton in 1990, primarily collecting and dealing in antique chess equipment. It was during that period that inspiration struck to instill Old world craftsmanship and pride into present-day chessmen. In pursuit of that goal, Frank retired from his position as an Engineering Director on the Space Shuttle Program in 1998 to devote full time to making his vision a reality, which he did after spending years of research and study in to Staunton and pre-Staunton designs. The House of Staunton has emerged as the World’s leading producer of Pre-Staunton and Staunton chessmen, as well as numerous artistically-inspired sets, which are unmatched in design, accuracy and craftsmanship.

More Information
Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Fitted Coffer Compatible? Too Many Pieces for Coffer
King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
King Base Diameter 2.0'' inch / 5.0 cm
Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with Frank Camaratta Signature™
Median Set Weight 76.4 Ounces
Total Number of Pieces 38 Chess Pieces (With 2 Additional Queens and 2 Sets of Knights)
Chess Box Included? Yes, Mahogany Premium Chess Box with Authentic Reproduction British Chess Company Label

History of the Chess Pieces

Offered here is a set of reproduction British Chess Company Imperial Chessmen, heavily weighted, and rest atop green baize base pads. The chess pieces are Boxwood and Ebony. The King stands 4-3/8″ tall with a 1-7/8″ diameter base. Each King is fitted with Gold embossed Black English leather. These British Chess Company Imperial Chessmen are an exact reproduction of the Imperial Chessmen introduced by The British Chess Company in 1891. In an attempt to introduce a different take on the Staunton chessmen, William Moffatt, founder of the British Chess Company, decided to design a set of chessmen where the size of the pieces reflected their power on the chessboard. The Rooks are larger and more massive than either the Knight or Bishop, which have a similar visual weight on the chessboard. This set of chessmen includes an extra pair of Queens to assist during Pawn Promotion. Also added are both Knight designs. One set of Knights is true to the original design drawings. The second set of Knights is the design used by the British Chess Company in production. This reproduction was executed by Frank Camaratta. An added feature is the weighting of the chessmen. The Rooks are heavier than the Bishops and Knight. Both minor pieces have the same weight. The chessmen housed in a Premium Mahogany divided box, lined in green baize. The reproduction British Chess Company label is mounted under the lid.

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Included with Purchase

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

Warranty

The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.


Please click here to download a copy of our warranty and guide to caring for your House of Staunton Chess Pieces.

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