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Staunton Chess Sets



French Knight Black Mahogany Chess Set

French Knight Black Mahogany Chess Set

A contemporary chess set that includes everything required as one package. The 3 1/4 inch French Knight chess men have...
£107.50


French Knight Montgoy Rosewood Chess Set

French Knight Montgoy Rosewood Chess Set

A classic chess set that includes everything required as one package. The 3 1/4 inch French Knight chess men have been...
£109.95  £85.00
over 23% off



Highclere Ebony and Walnut Luxury Chess Set

Highclere Ebony and Walnut Luxury Chess Set

Elegant perfection deluxe Ebony Staunton chessmen with a unique Italian wooden chess board at sixteen and one half...
£299.99  £269.78
over 10% off



Highgrove Ebony and Walnut Chess Set with Case

Highgrove Ebony and Walnut Chess Set with Case

A traditional looking chess set that combines our new Highgrove Ebony Staunton chessmen with a classic Walnut deluxe...
£199.99  £174.68
over 13% off



Windsor Ebony and Montgoy Palisander Chess Set

Windsor Ebony and Montgoy Palisander Chess Set

A classic chess set combination - beautifully elegant Windsor series chessmen in solid Ebony and Boxwood matched with a...
£219.95  £179.95
over 18% off



Windsor Rosewood and Montgoy Palisander Chess Set

Windsor Rosewood and Montgoy Palisander Chess Set

A very traditional chess set combination of our elegant Windsor series chessmen in solid Rosewood and Boxwood matched...
£199.99  £169.79
over 15% off



Fierce Knight Black Tournament Chess Set

Fierce Knight Black Tournament Chess Set

The Fierce Knight chess set bundle is by far and away the best value product on the regency chess website. Everything...
£93.24  £76.98
over 17% off



Atlantic Grand Rosewood Chess Set with Wooden Case

Atlantic Grand Rosewood Chess Set with Wooden Case

A large Staunton chess set that combines our fabulous Atlantic Rosewood and Boxwood chessmen with a wonderful Montgoy...
£229.49  £172.79
over 25% off



Atlantic Gloss Black and Natural Chess Set

Atlantic Gloss Black and Natural Chess Set

An extremely impressive and eye catching high gloss chess set. Perfect for matching with today's ultra slick interiors....
£230.38  £199.99
over 13% off



Atlantic Rosewood Chess Set

Atlantic Rosewood Chess Set

A classic chess set combination of similar colour woods. The solid Rosewood Atlantic Series chessmen are presented here...
£186.50  £147.44
over 21% off






Our range of Staunton chess sets features some of the finest Staunton chessmen available supplied with a perfectly matched chess board. Staunton has become the world's most iconic and recognised chess set with literally hundreds of variations being produced. Our range caters for all tastes and includes traditional Staunton alongside some modern variants.



The Legend Of Staunton

Howard Staunton The Staunton chess set is without doubt the most popular and familiar style of chess set. It's worth noting that the term Staunton chess set refers only to the chess pieces. There is no such thing as a Staunton chess board. It's also a popular misconception to believe that there is or was a company called Staunton who manufactured chess sets. There has never been such a company. The name of the famous chess set comes from a famous chess player who lived in Victorian times. His name was Howard Staunton and for a time was the number one chess player in the world.


Staunton was getting fed up with having to play international games with players using obscure chess sets of various ornate designs. He didn't like that some of the chessmen were hard to distinguish and some pieces were top heavy, easy to topple and not very tactile. When Howard was made aware of a new design of chessmen he instantly put his name to it. He commented that the design was perfect. Each piece was unique and easy to recognise, but there was no doubt that these pieces were all from the same set. They were stable, easy to pick up and put down. It meant a game of chess with these chessmen would mean his mind was focused only on the chess, not on the pieces.


Our Staunton chess sets section features some superb quality chess pieces that have been expertly matched up with appropriate chess boards. When you buy your Staunton chess set from us you can be guaranteed that the chessmen will fit nicely on the board, will complement each other in terms of colour and of course look fantastic.

A Genuine Staunton Chess Set?

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There is a common misconception among buyers that Staunton is the name of a company that manufacture chess sets. There never was such a company, the name actually comes from a famous Victorian chess player, Howard Staunton, who endorsed and marketed the set believing it to be the best chess set to play chess with. The original Staunton Chess Sets were made in London and are now very valuable collectors items. These days the Staunton name refers only to the style of the design, London is no longer home to any chess piece production, instead almost all of the chess sets are now made outside the UK by a variety of manufacturers. The Regency Chess Company sells a vast selection of Staunton chess sets ranging from the ultra traditional sets fashioned in the Victorian style to more modern interpretations of the iconic design.


Staunton chess sets uk

If you are looking to buy a Staunton Chess Set in the UK then our range is certain to have what you are looking for. Staunton has become the worlds most familiar design of chess pieces. We stock the worlds finest selection of Staunton chess sets, all of which are warehoused in the UK and available for immediate dispatch. We combine our superb range of chessmen with the finest quality chess boards to bring you the finest Complete Staunton sets.



Wooden Staunton Chess Sets

Since the Stanton chess set was brought to the market place in the mid eighteen hundreds the most common material for making them has always been wood. The original sets were always made from ebony and boxwood. These days we sell sets made from a variety of woods including sheesham, rosewood, fake ebony woods, sandalwood and of course real ebony and boxwood.


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