To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the 1857 Chess Congress Series Luxury Chess set from the Camaratta Collection. This full-tournament sized chess set 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 billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.
As with all of our Chessmen, the 1857 Chess Congress 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 in 1993.
The Chess Set comes with an 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.
History of the Chess Pieces
Introducing the newest addition the the HoS family of historically significant chess pieces, the 1857 First American Chess Congress Commemorative Chessmen. This is a Club-sized set, crafted in Boxwood and Gaboon Ebony. The King stands 4-3/8” tall and the Kingside Rooks and Knights bear the red King’s crown unprinted on their summits. The individual pieces rest atop the finest green English baize
This was the first in the series of US Congresses. It was a 16 player invitational knock-out tournament organized by Daniel W. Fisk and held in New York from October 6 to November 10, 1857. These were the predecessors to the current US. Championships. Invited were the top players in the US at that time. The Congress was won by American phenom Paul Morphy.
In commemoration of Morphy’s victory, the 1857 First American Chess Congress set features the Jaques 1857 Anderssen-style chessmen with Morphy Knights. A very unique and captivating set of Staunton Chessmen.
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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|Chess Board Included?||The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately|
|Material(s)||Genuine Ebony, Natural Boxwood|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|Fitted Coffer Compatible?||Fits in Fitted Coffer|
|King Height||4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.9" inch / 4.83 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.5" inch / 6.4 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Median Set Weight||65.5 Ounces|
|Total Number of Pieces||34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)|