Wooden chess pieces do not come any finer than this. Exquisitely sculpted from the very best hand-selected, ethically sourced ebony, this large Staunton-inspired design represents the absolute height of luxury chessmen.
Standing at an imperious 4.25 inches, the solid ebony king of the Bath Chessmen is the most distinctive luxury chess piece in the Regency collection.
And, like his army and foes, the king is hand turned from a single piece of wood before being expertly finished.
Each individual Bath chess piece is meticulously carved to create the famous Staunton lines. Within the parameters of this classic chess piece design, our partner craftsmen have created ornaments of the highest calibre. The knights, for example, are simply astonishing in their detail.
Upon their necks sits a mane of hair, with each intricately carved strand visible. The finesse of these chessmen is equalled only by their full-bodied nature. When a chess player, an artist or collector holds these ebony chess pieces there is an instant sense of quality, of an adherence to excellence seldom found elsewhere. Ornaments created by experts, to be appreciated by the connoisseur, to be kept for generations. The Bath Series is an investment in craftsmanship and material, with the highest grade ebony wood shaped into extraordinary beauty. At Regency Chess that is what we hold as luxury, a combination of beauty and exclusivity. Buyers can also rest assured that all of the ebony used to create this luxury set of chessmen is sourced ethically. Although we strive for the finest products in our luxury section we refuse to stock any materials that have been illegally sourced.
Our suppliers sent the new Bath Ebony Chessmen over to us in Somerset, UK in October 2014, before we matched them up with an extraordinary board to create our most lavish and luxurious complete chess package: Classic Staunton Ebony & Dark Walnut Bath Series Grand Chess Set
This set of luxury wooden chess pieces will fit onto any board of 23 inches (60 cm) in diameter, although few do them justice!