Regency Chess Company
Tuesday 17th May: Orders being dispatched within 1 working day.
Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Reviews
Established in 2008

Need help? Prefer to order by phone?

+44 (0)1373 469 741

The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
The French Regency Wenge Chess Set
  • What's included?
  • 1 Chess board
  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty
  • Wooden storage box
  • Cleaning Cloth

How big is this?

The French Regency Wenge 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).

over 28% off

30 day no quibble returns policy

Product Description

  • Expertly handcrafted.
  • Regally ornate.
  • 3.25 inch (83 mm) king.
  • Presented with a 15.75 inch (40 cm) Spanish wenge board.
  • Complete with a beautiful felt-lined case.
The delicate French Regency chessmen have been matched with a Spanish wenge board to create this nostalgic ornate chess set. Accompanying these two high-quality components is a felt lined chess box that serves to protect the pieces and complement the board.

As a complete product the French Regency Wenge Chess Set is a diminutive, ornamental investment that is sure to last for years. The design, of course, has endured for more than 200 years, based as it is on the regal chessmen used in the royal courts of 19th century France. At the time the finest chess players in Europe would be summoned to play exhibition matches in front of the upper classes. Chess was the lauded game of intelligence and tactics, championed by kings, princes and dukes who were keen to be associated with the game’s brilliant masters.

Such celebration undoubtedly helped to spread the game across the continent, and played a part in ensuring that chess is one of the most popular games in the world today. In honour of those courtiers and their players we commissioned the French Regency Chessmen.

Each ornament has been hand turned and then ebonized in a soaking process that absorbs the black deep into the wood. This ensures the they hold their colour and elegant characteristics consistent with the era that inspired their design.

Please note that when the chessmen are placed in the box it is normal and intentional for them to lay down on top of each other. They are NOT intended to stand up inside the box.

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.

Product Specifications

King Height:  3.25 inches (8.26 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1 inch (2.54 cm)
King Weight:  15.5 grams
Pawn Height:  1.75 inches (4.45 cm)
Pawn Weight:  2.4 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  0.7 inches (1.78 cm)
Weight:  2.8 kg
Materials:  Ebonised Boxwood, Wenge
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  15.75 inches (40.01 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.6 inches (1.52 cm)
Square Size:  1.58 inches (4.01 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.

Sending as a gift?

We send out all of our orders in plain packaging and without an invoice or receipt, so you can feel confident sending our products as a gift directly to the lucky recipient.

Complete this form and we'll email you when this item comes back into stock!