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Reproduced 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box Wood with King Side Stamping - 3.75" King





Quick Overview

Material: Ebony wood (Diospyros ebenum)/ Antiqued Box wood 

Dimensions: King Height - 3.75" (96 mm)  
                        King Base - 1.77" (45 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.96" (50 mm)    
                        Pawn Base - 1.25" (32 mm)

You're getting: 34 pieces (2 extra Queens included)Board and storage box is not included.

: 1556 grams (54.88 oz)Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.

Recommended Board Size
55mm Square Size 

Shipping: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN
                   IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More

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Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King   3.75" (96 mm) 1.77" (45 mm)
Queen 2.95" (75 mm) 1.53" (39 mm)
Bishop 2.75" (70 mm) 1.37" (35 mm)
Knight 2.63" (67 mm) 1.37" (35 mm)
Rook 2.12" (54 mm) 1.37" (35 mm)
Pawn 1.96" (50 mm) 1.25" (32 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1556 grams (54.88 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Antiqued Box Wood
Recommended Board Size 55mm Square Size 

Reproduced 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Pieces : Alan Dewey and chessbazaar proudly present the grand dad of all chess sets in 3.75" king size, replica of 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set. The chess pieces are made in antiqued box wood and ebony wood. The king is 3.75" high(Tournament Size). The chess set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. This set is heavily Weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases.

Named after Howard Staunton, the unofficial world champion of the time, the first Staunton set was produced by John Jaques of London which was beautiful in its functionality yet easy to be produced in large scale. The pieces was rugged with heavy stable bases which did not tumble easily. The rooks were turned to look solid castles, the pawns were minimalist but refined, the bishops had simple mitres, the tall king was distinguished with a cross finial and the queen with coronet. This functional design of chess pieces was taken very well by chess enthusiasts and it became very popular quickly. Later it became the only design accepted by FIDE for tournaments. There are many variations in the design available now but most of these have been derived from the original Staunton design.

Design & Quality : Handcrafted in India, these chess pieces exude class and history. Appropriately weighted these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Each piece is meticulously carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. The design, quality and craftsmanship of these chess pieces is unmatched and that is what made them favorite of the masses. To make the 1849 repro chess set what it is, our artisans take more than a week to a carve a single chess set. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a master piece which any connoisseur will admire.

The original 1849 antique chess sets are selling at thousands of dollars a set but that is not every what every chess collector can spend on a hobby. chessbazaar and Alan Dewey worked closely to take out this repro design so that every chess enthusiast can buy and admire the beauty of this chess set.

King side stamping: King side rook and knight has been stamped in both box wood side and ebony side. A crown emblem is etched on the foreheads of knights and on top of the turrets of the rooks which stands on the side of the kings on both sides. The main concept behind the king side stamping is to identify and differenciate their positioning on to the king's side of the board. Another reason for using king stamping is that the rooks and knights are often designated by being the "queen's knight", the "king's rook", etc. The king side bishop does not need any such identification as they move in their respective colors only. 

Our team of expert carvers and Vikramjit Singh, founder of chessbazaar have closely worked with Mr.  Alan Dewey to bring out this accurate reproduction of 1849 chess set. 

In-Box items: Retail package consists of 34 chessmen, 2 extra queens included. chess board NOT included in this sale. 

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant

chessbazaarShipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Australia, Europe, and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Latin America, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 15-25 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or customs duty after your payment at chessbazaar.com. Know More

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Customer Reviews
Beautiful chess pieces Review by Jurgen
These chess pieces are phenomenal. This is my first time I bought chess pieces from Chess Bazaar and the delivery was incredibly fast. It arrived within 2 days.

The pieces are well crafted. Lot's of details. I really like the heavy weight on it. Playing with these pieces is very enjoyable. The design of the knight in particular is what I like; classic, not too fierce. The rooks feel robust. The king is really large, one might even argue that the queen is too small for the eye, but once you hold her and feel the weight to it, you know it's the most powerful piece.

At the time, these pieces cost me around €200 because I had a 30% discount. (Posted on 8/18/2017)
Arrived as expected Review by Gustavo Alfredo Caviedes
Arrived as expected (Posted on 1/5/2017)
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