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The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set
Contents
  • What's included?
  • 1 Chess board
  • 34 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty
  • Cleaning Cloth

The Blackburne Ebony Luxury Chess Set

The last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery to the UK was Tuesday 15th December.

Please be aware that orders placed now are not guaranteed for pre-Christmas delivery (we will however do our best).

£816.00

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Product Description

  • Handcrafted from Ebony.
  • Superb quality.
  • Exquisite detailing.
  • Towering 4.5 inch King.
  • Two additional queens.
  • Perfectly weighted and felted bases.
  • Solid wood construction.
  • Superb quality grade acacia, ebony and maple.
  • 23 inch (58.42 cms) .
  • 23.6 inch squares (6 cms).

Expertly turned and carved by highly experienced craftsmen, the carving on these Blackburne Ebony chess pieces is quite exquisite. The imperious King stands at an impressive 4.5 inches, all of the pieces are perfectly weighted and finished with billiard cloth bases.

These beautiful chess pieces are named after the famous Joseph Henry Blackburne, born in Manchester December 1841. Despite learning at the late age of 17 or 18, Joseph joined the Chess scene at the age of 20 losing to Manchester’s strongest player, Eduard Pindar in July 1861. Blackburne then went on to defeat Pindar the following month.

Later that year, Blackburne was introduced to blindfold chess and although Louis Paulsen beat him and others, Blackburne continued to not only play chess blindfolded but also with three players simultaneously. At the time, chess timekeeping was measured by hourglasses and it was Blackburne who suggested chess clocks.

He faired better in international tournaments where he was a regular high prize-winner. His best results were gained in Vienna in 1873 against Steinitz and he earned the nickname ‘The Black Death’. He died in September 1924 just before his 83rd birthday.

This luxury set includes 4 queens

The Blackburne Ebony Chess Men are a welcome new addition to the comprehensive range here at The Regency Chess Company and these stunning chess men deserve nothing less than a stunning battlefield so we have matched them with something really special. A solid wooden board.

You will probably be aware that the majority of chess boards available on the internet, are expertly crafted using thin, real wood veneers. This is standard practice and was widely preferred as solid wood, if not prepared correctly, warps and cracks, causing all sorts of issues.

We are delighted to announce that our highly skilled craftsmen have created a board using solid blocks of wood to create the playing area, without the risk of warping or cracking.

Superb quality grade of acacia, ebony and maple have been prepared and treated to create this absolute masterpiece of a board.

This combination of board and chess men creates a simplistic and traditional chess set. A timeless classic.

Product Specifications

King Height:  4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.81 inches (4.6 cm)
King Weight:  114 grams
Pawn Height:  2.5 inches (6.35 cm)
Pawn Weight:  48 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  1.38 inches (3.51 cm)
Materials:  Ebony, Boxwood, Acacia, Ebony, Maple
Number of Queens:  4
Board Size:  23 inches (58.42 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.83 inches (2.11 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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