Our 3.75" King, tournament sized chessmen are modeled after the famous Staunton Pattern chessmen designed by a famous wood turner John Jacques and registered by his associate Nathaniel Cooke on 1st March 1849.
Each Piece of this design follows a defined grammar. The sturdy rooks are designed to look like solid castles with impregnable walls, pawns are made to look minimalist with slim collars, bishops with simple mitres, the tall elegant king readily distinguished by its cross and the queen has a distinctive coronet.
Showstoppers of the set, Knight are inspired by the horses in the Elgin Marbles from the Athenian Parthenon.
The timeless beauty and the utility of these staunton pattern chessmen has made it the set of choice for players and a highly prized design for collectors.
Any chess collection is simply incomplete without a reproduction of this design.
|Dark Chess Pieces
||Red Lacquered Boxwood
|Light Chess Pieces
||White Lacquered Boxwood
|Recommended Square Size
||2.16" to 2.36" (55 mm to 60 mm)
|Total Weight Of Chess Pieces
||3.08 lbs (1400 grams)
3 year free replacement guarantee for Chess Pieces (Manufacturing Defects, Cracking, issues in craftsmanship or materials)
6 months guarantee against manufacturing defects (cracking or warping) for Chess Boards, Wooden Storage Boxes and Travel Chess Sets