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Luxury Staunton Chessmen



The Modica Rosewood chessmen 3 inches

The Modica Rosewood chessmen 3 inches

Rosewood, Ebony and Red Sandalwood are the three materials we commission most of our high end Chess Pieces to be made...
£139.99


Eminence Series Red Sandalwood Luxury Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches

Eminence Series Red Sandalwood Luxury Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches

The Eminence series chessmen in red sandalwood represents one of our finest sets of Staunton chess pieces. Each piece...
£875.47  £489.97
over 44% off



Old English Elite Red Sandalwood Staunton Chessmen 3.5 Inches

Old English Elite Red Sandalwood Staunton Chessmen 3.5 Inches

The Old English Elite Staunton chessmen in sandalwood are by far one the finest examples of Staunton chessmen...
£409.21  £249.69
over 39% off



Old English Elite Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3.5 inches

Old English Elite Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3.5 inches

The Old English Elite Staunton chessmen are by far one the finest examples of Staunton chessmen available. The design...
£351.06  £299.49
over 15% off



Strasbourg Series Luxury Rosewood Chess Pieces 4.75 Inches

Strasbourg Series Luxury Rosewood Chess Pieces 4.75 Inches

New for 2010, our Strasbourg chess piece collection represents our finest chess pieces, beautifully carved in graded...
£1,169.50  £699.56
over 40% off



Sandringham Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches

Sandringham Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches

The Sandringham series chessmen represent only the finest quality and workmanship. These classic Staunton chess pieces...
£394.95  £299.97
over 24% off



Sandringham Series Red Sandalwood Chess Pieces 4 Inches

Sandringham Series Red Sandalwood Chess Pieces 4 Inches

The Sandringham series chessmen in red sandalwood represent classic Staunton at its very best. These chessmen have come...
£432.25  £299.79
over 31% off



Sandringham Series Rosewood Chess Pieces 4 Inches

Sandringham Series Rosewood Chess Pieces 4 Inches

The Sandringham series chessmen in Rosewood and Boxwood represent classic Staunton at its very best. These chessmen...
£373.00  £248.98
over 33% off



Sentinel Series Red Sandalwood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches

Sentinel Series Red Sandalwood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches

Our customers often call us up to ask if these chessmen really do look as good in real life as they do in the photos....
£438.83  £279.87
over 36% off



Sentinel Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches

Sentinel Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches

Our customers often call us up to ask if these chessmen really do look as good in real life as they do in the photos....
£238.83





The Regency Chess CollectionWelcome to The Regency Collection
A Luxury Chess Piece is as historic as it is beautiful, with decedent chessmen a popular expense as far back as the 17th century. At this time, as Louis XIV expanded his royal court in Versailles, chess was dominated by Italian players. The finest players among this group were invited by the nobility of Europe to play against other masters on the continent. The Royal observers would endow the winning players handsomely for their perceived intelligence. This was a time, after all, when the Scientific Revolution was taking hold and the world was becoming a larger, more exciting place both in mind and body.
In Europe, the aforementioned exhibition games were played with extraordinarily luxurious chess pieces made from materials from around the globe. Merchants were bringing home Ivory from west Africa and Incan silver from Peru, all of which were used to make chess pieces.
And, although we do not stock any unethical materials such as ivory, the woods we use for the Regency Collection Luxury Staunton Pieces are as luxurious and rare as anything that has been used before.
One of the most visually stunning woods we use is Red Sandalwood, which is found almost exclusively in southern Indian mountain ranges such as the Shevaroy Hills and Kalrayan. The Eminence Series is a striking example of the quality that this rare wood holds, proven here in a set of heavy, lustrous chessmen that dominate the board. While Red Sandalwood grabs the eye with its brilliance, it is the deep, almost profound depth of color in Ebony wood that makes it stand out.
Found in India, Sri Lanka and West Africa, Ebony has long been a favourite with luxury craftsmen, from ancient Egyptian sculptors to the 16th century cabinetmakers of Antwerp. At Regency we use this dark wood in our Old English Elite, Monarch and Reykjavik Luxury Chessmen

In between the shades of Ebony and Red Sandalwood is the sultry, deep red of Rosewood. Our Rosewood is sourced from eastern India and, although it is sometimes used for medicine, we have stuck to making luxury chess pieces with this durable, handsome wood. The Sicilian Series is our inaugural Rosewood set although we have plans to add more in the near future.

Another wood we use for just one set is Sheesham, lighter in colour and also known as Golden Rosewood. This sustainable hard wood is the material we entrust with one of our best selling sets, the Madrid Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chessmen 4 Inches. These traditional pieces are well-liked by chess players looking for an understated yet quality luxury product.