- Towering 4.4 inch (11 cm) king.
- Broad 2 inch (5.08 cm) bases.
- Beautifully crafted from ebony.
- Superb detail and high quality finish.
- Perfectly weighted and felted.
- Two additional queens.
- Beautifully crafted 23.6 inch board from Spain.
- 2.36 inch playing squares.
- Beautifully crafted Mahogany Chess Cabinet.
- Green Flock lining. Brass hinges, lock and key.
- Chess Clock.
Handcrafted in high quality ebony and boxwood in the world famous and classic Staunton
design, these 1851 Reproduction Staunton Chessmen are highly detailed and superbly finished. a 4.4 inch king,
Created by the same chess workshop that produces some of the world's finest chessmen, these stunning pieces have been turned from solid wood then painstakingly carved with beautiful detailing.
At 4.4 inches, the king is a stately and elegant figure with his intricate finial and double banding detail on his collar. He, along with every piece in this set, is perfectly weighted for balance and have billiard cloth applied to their bases to protect your board.
You will notice that the kings in this set are branded at the base with the words “1851”, these ebony reproduction pieces also carry the distinguishable markings of the kings crown on one white knight and one white rook and one black knight, one black rook. As we know, these pieces will sit on the Kings flank. This was a practical idea 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’. As you would expect from a luxury set, this set of chessmen offers two additional queens, for promotion.
With the high quality grade of ebony and boxwood used to create this set, makes it not only an enviable acquisition but also a worthy investment and phenomenal heirloom for future generations.
Due to the king’s height and broad base we have matched these lovely chess men are best matched with this extra large chess board produced by master chess board maker Rechapados Ferrer of Spain. It's difficult not to be impressed by this extra large chess board. High grade walnut and maple veneered construction is used throughout, including the base. Modern fabrication techniques are applied to provide a truly remarkable chess board with clean lines and critical detailing. The walnut used has stunning colouring with dense grain, abundant in dark rich tones. It is perfect for accommodating The 1851 Reproduction Staunton Ebony Chessmen.
We have added this beautifully made chess piece cabinet for when your chess men are not in play.
Crafted from mahogany, this lovely box has deep reddish hues, which are complemented by the brass hinges and lock. It is currently the only one we stock that is lockable.
Inside, the interior is fully lined with green flocking to protect your prize pieces. It is important to note that they will only fit lying down which is quite normal. Wooden pieces are hardwood and will come to no harm. External Dimensions 10 inches x 6.25 inches x 4.25 inches
To complete this stunning set, we have added a traditional chess clock
in a dark wood case. Made in Europe by BHB, this clock has a wind-up mechanism so no batteries are required.
available to most destinations worldwide. Order yours now.
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.