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Reproduced 1851 Staunton Pattern Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood with King Side Stamping - 4.3" King





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Material: Ebony wood (Diospyros ebenum)/ Antiqued Boxwood 

Dimensions:    King Height - 4.33" (110 mm) 
                        King Base - 2.00" (51 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 2.12" (54 mm)   
                        Pawn Base - 1.41" (36 mm)

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

2300 grams (81.13 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
(2.36")  (60 mm) 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   4.33" (110 mm) 2.00" (51 mm)
Queen 3.38" (86 mm) 1.73" (44 mm)
Bishop 3.11" (79 mm) 1.61" (41 mm)
Knight 3.07" (78 mm) 1.61" (41 mm)
Rook 2.44" (62 mm) 1.61" (41 mm)
Pawn 2.12" (54 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 2300 grams (81.13 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Antiqued Box Wood
Recommended Board Size (2.36")  (60 mm) square size

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Reproduced 1851 Staunton Chess Pieces: After the tremendous success of our reproduction of 1849 Staunton chess set, chessbazaar proudly presents the sequel of 1849 Staunton Chess Set, the reproduction of 1851 Staunton Pattern Chess Set with "Morphy" knights. The Morphy knights have a pronounced jowls as compared to other designs of knights. The dark pieces are made in ebony wood and the lighter pieces in antiqued boxwood. The king in the set is 4.3" high and the set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. A rook and a knight in each side comes with king side stamping which was a norm with staunton chess sets at that time. All the pieces are heavily weighted which gives them extra stability on the chess board and feels good to hold and play with them. Thick green felt has been fixed on the base of the pieces which protects the board, controls noise while playing and looks classy on the rim of the base of pieces. The boxwood has been given antiqued finish by a special secret process which makes the set look like an original time chess set. 

Staunton Pattern Design & Its Legacy: 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 were 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: The original antique 1851 set in playable condition is very very hard to find and may cost tens of thousands of dollars if available. Our Repro 1851 Staunton Chess Set is a humble try to bring this legendary design to life and to let chess enthusiasts experience the game with this beautiful chess set which was not possible hitherto. Handcrafted in India, these chess pieces exude class and history. Each piece has been meticulously carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. The boxwood side has been given antiqued finish by a secret process which gives the set a look and feel of century’s old oxidized boxwood which is markedly darker than normal boxwood. 

How 1851 Staunton Chess Set is different from other sets?

Our chess sets are made by master craftsmen who have years of experience of turning these fine chess sets.

Uniformity of pieces: The shapes of turned pieces are guided by metal profiles and so all turned pieces are identical, especially the pawns. You can expect some variation where hand carving or cutting comes i.e. knights.

Craftsmanship: Each piece in the set has been meticulously carved, sanded, finished and buff polished by hand to give it a rich long lasting shine.

Felts: Thick green felt precisely envelops the base of each chess men.

Weights: The set is heavily weighted and so they are pleasure to hold and will last for years if maintained properly in a dry and clean place.

King side stamping: King side rook and knight has been stamped in both boxwood 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 in both sides. The main concept behind the king side stamping is to identify and differentiate 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 artisans have worked hard to take out this repro design at a very affordable price without compromising on quality. The set is available at most affordable price in the market with free shipping and complimentary king side stamping, so that every chess enthusiast can buy and admire the beauty of this chess set. Matching chess board for these pieces is available at our webstore at extra cost. Shop Here

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

Note: When matching these pieces to a chess board, the size & board color must be considered. The chess board should have squares of approximately 2.3" or 60 mm.

Disclaimer: Product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.

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
Pure Class and Magnificence Review by Eugene
Jaques are the ultimate chess sets. If you can’t get an original, the next best thing is a reproduction. Among Chessbazaar’s Jaques reproductions, which is the best? It’s a toss-up, in my opinion, between the 1849 and the 1851.

I have given high praises for the 1849. This review of the 1851 is a comparative one, so may I refer you to my review of the 1849 (VJ056).

As for these sets’ similarities early Jaques are regarded to be the most beautiful, and this is true of Chessbazaar’s 1849 and 1851. These two sets are simply the best of their reproduction lot. Other repro’s can hardly hold a candle to them.
The 1849 and 1851 are large, heavy, artful, and functional sets. They are visually very striking, and their size and heft shout their substance out. Playing with them is always a very pleasant experience.

Where their similarities end, however, the differences begin.

The most obvious difference between them are the knights. The 1849, known as the “Cooke Knights,” are said to be patterned after the Elgin marbles of Greece while the 1851, more commonly known as the “Morphy Knights,” aren’t particularly patterned after anything. They just have shorter profiles and more pronounced jowls.

The next difference are the size of the pawns. The 1849’s pawns are tall, while those of the 1851 are much shorter and made to look much like valets of the major and minor pieces.

The last difference is a matter of design given by Chessbazaar. These are the kingside-stamping of the rooks and the knights and the antiqued coloring of the pieces, both of which are given only to the 1851.

While the 1849 is considered by many to be tad more beautiful because of its knights, I find myself to be using the 1851 more frequently. This is because I find the 1851 to be a bit more functional and quite more visually appealing with its antiqued coloring. What makes the 1851 more functional is precisely its “less beautiful knights,” as they are less elaborate and easier to pick and handle. Sometimes, I feel like the 1849 knights would slip from my fingers, and I’d always have to be more careful with them. The antique coloring, too, gives the 1851 the more authentic vintage-look. The 1849, however, has the better height proportion between the pawns and pieces, although that’s quite not enough to tip my preference in its favor. The kingside-stamping doesn’t make much difference, but it helps to know sometimes which of your rooks and knights are left on the board.

All these, of course, are a matter of taste for me, and this review should probably only serve to help potential buyers compare these sets. I’m sure others would have different preferences. In the end, no one goes wrong picking either the 1849 or 1851 of Chessbazaar. Aside from being sets of great historical significance, Chessbazaar has brought them back with all their class and magnificence.
(Posted on 9/15/2017)
Great set Review by Julian
This is a very elegant chess set and superior to the one I bought from Mandeep which sells these sets at higher prices. Great chess set. (Posted on 1/1/2017)
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