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The Golden Collector Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849.

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"Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849."

 
For the discerning Chess player, one that demands the highest quality and as close to perfection as can be achieved by human hands, The House of Staunton is proud to introduce the Golden Collector Series Luxury Chess set. This club-sized Chess set features a 4.4" King with a 2.0" diameter base and is crafted out of the highest grade Boxwood and Genuine Ebony. The Chess pieces are hand carved and hand turned by our master artisans to the highest quality standards ever seen in a Chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in any price range. Nothing even comes close!

The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under all 34 pieces. The Golden Collector Series Luxury Chess set has been crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849. The distinctive feature of this set is the the open-mitered Bishop and Knight design, which is modeled after the noble steeds from the Greek Parthenon (Elgin Marbles.)

As with all of our Chessmen, the Golden Collector 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 Chess Set comes with a personalized 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.


 
Our Original Manufacturer's Plaque
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Included with the purchase of these Chessmen is our new Original Manufacturer's Plaque. Crafted from brass, these plaques feature the engraved production details of each individual Chess set, creating a beautiful, permanent record that is truly worthy of House of Staunton-brand Chessmen.

 
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Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Material(s) Antiqued Boxwood, Genuine Ebony
Fitted Coffer Compatible? Fits in Fitted Coffer
King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
King Base Diameter 2.0'' inch / 5.0 cm
Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5" inch / 6.4 cm
Basepad Material All Pieces Feature Gold English Leather Embossed with The House of Staunton™
Median Set Weight 74.6 Ounces
Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)

History of the Chess Pieces

 

The increased interest in the game of Chess, particularly in international play during the late 18th century and early 19th century, brought about a renewed demand for a more universal model for chess pieces. The variety and styles of the conventional form begun in the 15th century had expanded tremendously by the beginning of the nineteenth century. Some of the more common conventional types popular during the period included the English Barleycorn chess set, the St. George chess set, the French Regence chess set, and the central European Selenus chess set.

Most pieces were tall, unweighted, easily tipped and cumbersome during play. But their major disadvantage was the uniformity of the pieces within a set. A player's unfamiliarity with an opponent's set could tragically alter the outcome of a game.

By the early decades of the 19th century, there was a great need for a chess set whose pieces were easy to use and universally recognized by chess players of all backgrounds. The solution emerged in 1849 with the introduction of a new pattern Chess set that was registered by Nathaniel Cook and manufactured by the firm John Jaques of London.

The Chess Set, which had the endorsement of the British Chess Champion Howard Staunton, became known as the Staunton Chessmen and were soon the standard on which most tournament playing sets have been made. That traditional is proudly continued on to this day by the The House of Staunton.

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Included with Purchase

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

Warranty

This item comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

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