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The House of Staunton is proud to offer an exact Reproduction of the Circa 1856 Anderssen Style Staunton Chessmen. Recreated by noted Staunton authority, Frank A. Camaratta, Jr., this heirloom-quality Chess set features a 3.5" King with a 1.75" diameter base and is heavily weighted. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. Each of the chessmen rests atop green English baize base pads. These chessmen are accurate –right down to the impression of a red king’s crown on the summits of one Knight and Rook from each army to designate the Kingside piece.
Here’s your chance to own a set of tournament-sized Anderssen Style Staunton chessmen exactly as they looked when they first appeared in retail outlets in 1856.
History of the Chess Pieces
Reproduction 1856 Anderssen Style Staunton Chessmen
Offered here is an exact Reproduction of the 1856 Anderssen Style Staunton Chessmen, recreated by noted Staunton authority, Frank Camaratta. This is a weighted tournament-size set featuring a 3-1/2″ King with a 1-3/4″ diameter base. Each of the chessmen rests atop green English baize base pads. These chessmen are accurate – right down to the impression of a red king’s crown on the summits of one Knight and Rook from each army to designate the Kingside piece. Note the masterful workmanship of the Knights, which were derived from the noble steeds whose visages are captured in the Parthenon frieze (expropriated between 1801 and 1812by Thomas Bruce, 7th Lord of Elgin and since referred to as the Elgin Marbles). This Knight head was the hallmark of the Staunton design.
The set of chessmen being offered is crafted from antiqued Boxwood and pure Gabon Ebony. Each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens to facilitate Pawn Promotion, now a standard that was introduced by Mr. Camaratta over 20 years ago. We also include a correct Facsimile orange-yellow label.
These chessmen exemplify the form, board presence and craftsmanship found in the original Staunton Chessmen. They have been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of all Frank Camaratta creations. The design, accuracy, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen at any price. Nothing even comes close! These magnificent Chessmen are made available on a very limited basis. Only 50 sets will be produced. Here’s your chance to own a set of tournament-sized Anderssen Style Staunton chessmen exactly as they looked when they first appeared in retail outlets in 1856.
This image comparing the Reproduction with an original is provided for your comparison.
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!
What is Kingside Stamping?
Kingside stamping was part of the original Staunton Pattern design, consisting of a King's Crown stamped into the Rook and Knight that started on the right side (or King's Side) of the chessboard. In Descriptive notation, it is useful for distinguishing between the Kingside and Queen's Side pieces.
Whether you use them in your chess strategy or for historical decoration, we offer kingside Stamping on some of our chess sets!
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Included with Purchase
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Engraved Registered Plaque
- Individual Production Number
|Chess Board Included?||The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|Fitted Coffer Compatible?||Too Small for Coffer|
|King Height||3.5'' inch / 8.89 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.75'' inch / 4.44 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.25'' inch Squares / 5.7 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Median Set Weight||39.6 oz|
|Total Number of Pieces||34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)|