The Selenus Luxury Bone Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

The House of Staunton is proud to offer the finest set of bone chess pieces that we've ever produced - the Selenus Bone Luxury Chess pieces. It features a 4.0'' King with a 1.3'' diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest camel bone. The Chess pieces are naturally weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.

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    The Selenus Luxury Bone Chess Pieces - 4.0" King
    The Selenus Luxury Bone Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

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    Product Description

    The Selenus set you have is called the “Tulip Style”. This style was made in Germany from the 18th and 19th Centuries. They varied greatly in size and were almost always crafted from bone.

     

    In 1616 Augustus, the Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, published the first German chess book under the pseudonym Gustavas Selenus. Gustavas is an anagram of Augustus with one "u" replaced by a "v." The name Selenus comes from Selene, Greek goddess of the moon, a reference to Luneburg (Luna is Latin for the moon). In addition to chess instruction, his book contained excellent illustrations of contemporary chess pieces. German chess pieces at the time tended to be slender with nested floral crowns. The book was so successful that pieces of this pattern became known as the "Selenus” pieces. The pieces became taller, thinner, and more elaborate over time. Their apparent floral nature lead some to name them Garden or Tulip sets. Selenus pattern sets were commonly made in Germany and Central Europe until about 1914 when they were completely eclipsed by the more playable and stable Staunton Pattern, which was introduced in 1849.

     
    THESE ARE ACTUAL HAND CARVED BONE CHESSMEN

    Product Specifications
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    ISBN Does not apply
    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Fits in Fitted Coffer
    King Height 4.0'' inch / 10.16 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.3'' inch / 3.30 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.25" inch / 5.7 cm
    Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
    Median Set Weight Natural Bone - No Additional Weighting
    Total Number of Pieces 32 Chess Pieces
    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.

    Certificate Of Authenticity

    Every set of House of Staunton® luxury chess pieces comes with a personalized certificate of authenticity (COA), elegantly encased in a black leather cover that is adorned with the HOS logo embossed in Silver foil.

    The COA serves as a testament to the chess pieces' authenticity, as each is personalized with the specifics of the exact set of chess pieces purchased. This information includes the chess pieces' unique registration number, the name of the pattern of chess pieces, the wood types, and the year of purchase, underscoring the collection's individuality and historical significance.

    Additionally, the black leather certificate features the captivating history of the revered Staunton Chessmen, offering a glimpse into their illustrious legacy and profound impact on the chess world.

    With this elegant ensemble, The House of Staunton exemplifies its commitment to crafting exceptional chess sets that transcend the world of chess, becoming cherished works of art and historical artifacts.

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