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The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set
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What's included?

  • 1 Chess board
  • 34 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

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The Regency Chess Company Reviews:

Excellent chess set - delivered promptly and very well packaged.

Google ReviewDave MorrisonReviewed 06/10/2023

Beautiful chess set. Outstanding customer service.

Google ReviewGianmaria MazzaracchioReviewed 23/10/2023

Many thanks - our replacement knight arrived on Thursday. We are so impressed with your service. We have made a donation to Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton - a brilliant local charity making people welcome in our community.

Google ReviewLisa WebsterReviewed 05/11/2023

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Product Description

  • Traditional and unique chessmen.
  • Hand turned carved boxwood.
  • Antinqued and ebonised finish.
  • 3.5 inch (89 mm) king.
  • Weighted and felted.
  • Crown markings.
  • Beautiful 19.7 inchboard crafted in Spain.
  • High quality Black Anegre and Maple.
  • High gloss finish.
  • 1.9 inch playing squares.
The name Harrwitz is in memory of Daniel Harrwitz who was born in Germany in 1821. An established chess player during his time, he was also renowned for participating in blindfold games. He competed against the likes of Howard Staunton, Adolf Anderssen and Paul Morphy during his time. He withdrew during his game with Morphy with a claim of ill health and subsequently retired. In 1884, he passed away at just 62 years of age.

Unique yet still very traditional are the Harrwitz Black and Antiqued Chess Men. Each chess piece is painstakingly turned then expertly carved from high quality boxwood to create this exceptional set of luxury pieces.

To create the darker pieces, the boxwood is put through an ebonising process that seeps deep into the hardwood, in contrast, the light pieces have been antiqued. Both processes give the colours a very professional finish, whilst also further protecting the wood. This exceptional set of chess men will last for many years.

These 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 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 3.5 inches (89 mm) King, along with all the other pieces, is weighted and have a base layer of felt to ensure your board is protected. Because of their size, we have selected the 19.7 inch Black Anegre and Maple board. This stunning board has been crafted by the renowned Rechapados Ferrer board makers based in Spain. The precision workmanship along with the quality veneers and high gloss finish make this a beautiful playing field and reflect the chess pieces perfectly.

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:  3.5 inches (8.89 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.75 inches (4.45 cm)
King Weight:  62 grams
Pawn Height:  2 inches (5.08 cm)
Pawn Weight:  22 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  1.25 inches (3.18 cm)
Materials:  Boxwood, Antiqued Boxwood, Black Anegre, Maple
Number of Queens:  4
Board Size:  19.7 inches (50.04 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.7 inches (1.78 cm)
Square Size:  1.9 inches (4.83 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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