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The Modern Staunton Series Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood - 3.75" King

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Material: Ebony Wood & Natural Boxwood


Dimensions:   King Height - 3.75" (95 mm)
                        King Base - 1.69" (43 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.92" (49 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.18" (30 mm)


You're getting: 34 pieces (2 Queens included). Chess board is not included.

Pieces Weight
: 1500 grams approx. (52.91 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") / (50 mm) square size.


Shipping: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, EU, IN
                  IndiaPost 10-15 days delivery for rest of the world

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: Taxes / Customs charges are included.

Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King  3.75" (95 mm) 1.69" (43 mm)
Queen 2.95" (75 mm) 1.49" (38 mm)
Bishop 2.71" (69 mm) 1.33" (34 mm)
Knight 2.44" (62 mm) 1.33" (34 mm)
Rook 2.16" (55 mm) 1.33" (34 mm)
Pawn  1.92" (49 mm) 1.18" (30 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1500 grams approx. (52.91 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Natural Boxwood
Recommended Board Size (2") / (50 mm) square size.

Features: The Modern Series chess set in Staunton pattern has been specifically designed for chess tournament/club players. The set features a Tournament standard 3.75" King with a base diameter of 1.69 inches. This chess set is expertly weighted from our master artisans and it's superb size proportioning from a king to pawn make this chess set an excellent choice for fast chess games in tournaments/clubs or regular home and school play.

The dark chess pieces are made of ebony wood. It would be difficult to find a more sumptuous wood than ebony wood for the dark side chess pieces. The texture of the ebony wood is fine and a true pleasure to hold. The deep luster and total blackness of the ebony wood are exceptional. The opposing pieces are made up of natural boxwood which is traditionally used for the white side. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic detail. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces are expertly carved and appropriately weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. King, Queens, Bishops, and Pawns have unique collar rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base for smooth contact and movement on the chess board. The knights are simple yet elegant and influenced from our 1849 Staunton Pattern Series.

Origin: The word “Staunton” in the “Staunton Chess Sets” has been derived from the famous chess master Howard Staunton. English chess master ‘Howard Staunton’ was one of the greatest chess player in the years between 1843 & 1851. It was due to his efforts that England became the one of the major chess centre in late 19th Century. He was not only a chess player, but also a chess promoter, writer and organizer. The Staunton Pattern Chess Set was designed in 1849 by Nathaniel and Jaques of London approved their manufacturing rights. Howard Staunton advertised this chess set made by Nathaniel and the set became popular under the name Staunton chess set.

150+ years of Dominance: After more than 150 years, the Staunton chess sets are still exceedingly well-liked and is likely to remain so in the future. These chess sets have been used all over the world in all major tournaments since. Some common attributes you may find in all Staunton pieces are wide moulded base, Knight basically has head and neck like a horse, King has a stylish crown with cross pattee, Queen is slightly smaller than king with a small round ball mount on her head, Rooks feature stylized crenellated battlements and bishops a Western-style mitre. Pawns are the smallest pieces in the game with round head.

Craftsmanship: Pieces are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces are impeccable.

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.

These grandeur chess pieces are undoubtedly an excellent choice for the chess tournaments, clubs or schools. 

Package Includes: 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included). Chess board is not included.

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

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Shipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Europe and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Australia, 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 10-15 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or custom duties after your payment at chessbazaar.com.

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Customer Reviews
Oustanding Chess Set Review by Trev Edwards, Preston, England
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I was looking at this for some weeks and finally bought it. It is so beautiful. Such an elegant design I thought but even more impressive in reality. Carving on the knights is so very beautiful. Even the Bishops have a little bit of extra detail in the carving of the slot of the mitre there is a little bevel. The pieces are well weighted and felted. A real pleasure to move with them.
I ordered 21:00 on Wednesday and the parcel was handed to me at 15:00 Saturday. Each piece foam wrapped. Spare Queens! (Posted on 10/20/2018)
Beautiful and high quality Review by Derrick
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I was really impressed with this set - I love the design, and the quality of the pieces is very high.

Also, the pieces were individually wrapped in foam, and were delivered to the UK, from India, in three days from dispatch!! (Posted on 10/1/2018)
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