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Ornate Chessmen



Apple Series Golden Rosewood Carved Chessmen

Apple Series Golden Rosewood Carved Chessmen

The Apple Series Chessmen are smoothed expertly from deep, Golden Rosewood and light boxwood. Every piece stands firmly...
£119.99  £89.95
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Art Deco Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.5 inches

Art Deco Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.5 inches

Cut from Golden Rosewood and Boxwood, the Art Deco Chess Pieces are a chic, cylindrically shaped series of contemporary...
£59.23  £43.87
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Cannon Series Golden Rosewood Carved Chessmen

Cannon Series Golden Rosewood Carved Chessmen

As is often the case in the later stages of chess matches, the rook takes center stage in the Cannon Series Chessmen....
£87.76  £57.94
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Coiled Jerusalem Hand Carved Golden Rosewood Chess Pieces

Coiled Jerusalem Hand Carved Golden Rosewood Chess Pieces

Skilled craftsmen spend hours on each one of these Coiled Jerusalem Chess Pieces, hand turning their cylindrical shape...
£76.79  £61.43
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Concentric Ball Hand Carved Chess Pieces in Red Sandalwood

Concentric Ball Hand Carved Chess Pieces in Red Sandalwood

Carved from rare, vibrant Red Sandalwood, the Concentric Ball Chess Pieces are quite possibly the finest Ornate...
£87.76  £70.21
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Constantine Luxury Ebony Chess Pieces with Case 4.5 Inches

Constantine Luxury Ebony Chess Pieces with Case 4.5 Inches

Eclecticism defines an idea wherein the greatest attributes from several ideals are selected, subsequently creating an...
£699.99  £499.95
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Contemporary Series Ebonised Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches

Contemporary Series Ebonised Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches

Many of the Regency Ornate Chessmen standout for the additions our designers and craftsmen have made. Our Contemporary...
£65.82  £50.41
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Easter Series Golden Rosewood Carved Chessmen

Easter Series Golden Rosewood Carved Chessmen

Last year we looked around the world in Spain, India, Italy and Poland for another addition to the RegencyChess Ornate...
£119.99  £89.95
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Lotus Flower Hand Carved Chess Pieces in Sheesham Wood

Lotus Flower Hand Carved Chess Pieces in Sheesham Wood

There are no other pieces in the RegencyChess Collection that are as intricately carved as the Lotus Flower Pieces. The...
£104.21  £65.90
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Mogul Fretwork Hand Carved Golden Rosewood Chess Pieces

Mogul Fretwork Hand Carved Golden Rosewood Chess Pieces

Inspiration for the Mogul Fretwork Pieces comes from old eastern cultures, adhering to those ancient, elongated,...
£87.76  £54.84
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Elaborate Designs, beautifully Executed

lotus flower chess pieces

When assembling the Regency Chess Ornate Collection we had a long list of requirements, including quality, weight and durability. However, although this list was important, the primary objective was always to create a collection of extraordinary chess pieces.

We travelled the world looking for new additions and, along the way, found both the weird and the wonderful. With so many options we decided to narrow the search, agreeing that only pieces that have a ‘special personality’ would find their way into our collection.


So we left it up to the craftsmen of India, Spain, Italy and Poland to take our breath away; to design pieces that combine practicality with exuberance, playability with ornamental value, and longevity with immediate identity. The end result has been astonishing.


Northern Upright chess pieces

Some of the Ornate Chess Pieces in the Regency collection have designs that predate Staunton, while others are unique interpretations of the traditional shape. Our Art Deco pieces, for example, are a geometric and linear take on the Staunton design, offering a minimalist chessmen shape that feels good in the hand and looks great on the board. The more intricate Series are noticeable for their astonishing hand carved bodies, such as the Lotus Flower, Mogul Fretwork and Tower Chessmen.





All of these are worked on by expert craftsmen in Europe and Asia, using materials as rare and beautiful as the designs themselves.


Camel bone Chess Pieces Northern Upright Chess Pieces, a Regency Chess favourite, are made from blocks of solid Ebony, for example, while the bulbous Concentric Ball Chessmen are carved from Red Sandalwood. Two sets are even made from Camel bone, hand carved to create the Barley Corn and Kings Cross Series Chess Pieces. The fine detail etched into the bone is of an excellent quality and adds to the value of these rare pieces. Both of those Series are made using only ethically sourced bone from animals that have died from natural causes.


The most natural thing about the Ornate Collection, though, is the way all of the sets catch the eye. These are rare examples of outstanding craftsmanship that are unlikely to be seen again. Many of the pieces have been designed specifically for this collection and we are inclined to sell only a limited number.


The idea behind the Ornate Collection was to curate a range that represents well the global evolution and appeal of Chess since the game began. And, with some pieces inspired by Far Eastern motifs, some made from Camel Bone, and some minimalised futuristically, we believe we have done just that.