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The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set

What's included?

  • 34 Chess Men
  • 1 Chess Board
  • Two Year Warranty
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Chess Rules

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Incredible service and products. Quality is amazing and the customer service is perfect too. Couldn't ask for more!

Google ReviewAlice HalleyReviewed 21/10/2023

Second time I've used this company and would be my first choice again. The small set I bought for training was high quality, with perfectly weighted pieces. Delivery was prompt and the set was well packaged.

Google ReviewMatthew HarperReviewed 08/10/2023

We ordered a travel chess set for our Grandson's birthday present to be sent direct to him. We were kept informed of delivery progress and it arrived - as hoped - the day before his birthday. Apparently it is as good as it appeared on the website and he is absolutely thrilled with it.

Google ReviewBarneyReviewed 02/10/2023

The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Black Grand Chess Set


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Product Description

  • Beautifully crafted from ebony.
  • Broad 1.97 inch (5 cm) bases.
  • Stately 4.4 inch (11 cm) king.
  • Perfectly weighted and felted.
  • Beautiful 23.6 inch board from Spain.
  • 2.36 inch playing squares.
  • Superb quality, detail and finish.

Highly detailed and superbly finished, these 1849 Reproduction Staunton Chessmen, with a 4.4 inch king, are handcrafted in high quality ebony and boxwood in the form of the world famous and classic Staunton design. Offered by the same chess workshop that produces some of the world's finest and luxury chessmen, these stunning pieces have been turned from solid wood then painstakingly carved with their beautiful detailing.

At 4.4 inches, the king is an formidable figure with his intricate finial and double banding on his collar. He, along with his supporting army, is perfectly weighted for balance and billiard cloth covers all the chess pieces’ bases to protect your board.

You can see that the kings in this set are branded at the base with the words “Staunton 1849”. These ebony reproduction pieces also bear the original markings of the kings crown on 1 black knight, 1 black rook, 1 white knight and 1 white rook and, as we know, these pieces will sit on the Kings flank. This was a practical innovation to identify their position on the King’s side of the board. This is because, in descriptive chess notation, the rooks and knights were often referred to as being the ‘queens knight, or the ‘king’s rook’.

The high quality grade of ebony and boxwood used to create this set, makes it not only an enviable acquisition but also a fantastic investment and exciting heirloom for future generations.

For the king’s height and broad base in this set, these lovely chess men have been matched with a quality 23.6 inch (60 cm) black printed light maple chess board, produced by chess artisans Rechapados Ferrer S.A. of Spain. Using only high grade veneers in its construction and using modern fabrication techniques, this has produced a simplistic contemporary design with sharp contrasting lines and critical detailing. The jet black squares checkered with the extra light maple is simply seductive. A beautifully veneered grey wood base adds the finishing touch. Perfect for accompanying these imposing chess pieces to create a wonderfully timeless chess set.

The chess board in this set has been expertly crafted by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain using precision laser cutting techniques and stunning wooden veneers combined with expert lacquering and finishing. The underside of the board is finished in a satin veneer that is a different colour from the playing surface of the board. The veneers used for the underside may vary in colour from batch to batch.

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Product Specifications

King Height:  4.4 inches (11.18 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.97 inches (5 cm)
King Weight:  102 grams
Pawn Height:  2.2 inches (5.59 cm)
Pawn Weight:  40 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  1.3 inches (3.3 cm)
Materials:  Ebony, Boxwood, Maple
Number of Queens:  4
Board Size:  23.6 inches (59.94 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.6 inches (1.52 cm)
Square Size:  2.36 inches (5.99 cm)

Please note that due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact. Please also be aware that this may result in colour and burl variation.

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