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New Max Ernst Luxury Chess Pieces Set with 102mm (4.00") King in Golden Rosewood

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Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp, enjoying a chess set designed and presented to him by fellow artist, Max Ernst.
To say that Duchamp was an avid chess player would be an understatement. He played at approximately expert to master strength, and it is well known that he had -- during the later part of his formidable career as a visual artist -- given up the pursuit of art in favour of chess.


Max Ernst

This chess set is inspired by the famous fellow artist Max Ernst. 

Duchamp & Max Ernst are considered by many critics to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century. 


The New Reproduced 1943-44 Max Ernst Luxury Chess Pieces Set with 102mm (4.00") King in Golden Rosewood & Antique Black Boxwood

Chess set also includes Two Free Extra Kings and a Bonus Billiard Green Cloth Pouch with Tie Cord (RRP $9.95) to hold your Chess pieces.

The Chess Store Australia is proud to introduce an Australian First of our New Release Reproduction of the The  Max Ernst Luxury Chess Set.

Max Ernst was born at Bruhl, near Cologne, the son of Philipp Ernst, teacher of the deaf and amateur painter, and his wife, Luise nee Kopp. Ersnt was a  painter, sculptor,  graphic artist, and poet. Ernst is considered to be  one of the primary pioneers of the Dada movement and Surrealism.
Painter and sculptor Max Ernst designed this set for The Imagery of Chess exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1944–45.

Ernst’s famous chess set is a beautiful balance of hard angles and delicate curves. The design reflects contemporary trends in modernism, particularly as he blended traditional Western chess piece designs with forms derived from African, Oceanic, and Native American art.

Traditionally the king is the tallest piece, however in this set, the largest piece is actually the queen, tops the king in height which is an unusual departure from convention that may reference her importance and power in the game.

The Chess pieces are crafted from Premium Grade Golden Rosewood and Antique Black Boxwood. This exquisite design forms one of the more elegant modern chess sets in our collection.

The King measures 102mm (4.00") with a base diameter of 45mm (1.75") and all the pieces have been expertly and meticulously hand carved.

The Chess pieces are weighted, fitted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads, buffed polished by hand to give it a rich long lasting shine, and also includes 2 Free Extra Kings.

This Modern Chess set has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in a high end chess set, from the beautifully designed profiles to the extraordinary designed knights, hand carved by some of the best craftsmen with detailed precision.

Note: The Chessboard shown in this listing are for photographic purposes only and is not included with the purchase of these Chessmen.

  As with all of our Chessmen, the Luxury Series of Chess sets exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a The Chess Store chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range and nothing even comes close!.

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  1. From a chess fanatic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th May 2017

    The Max Ernst chess set is beautiful and truly a work of art. Balanced and elegant, even a little avant garde in the best sense of the meaning. It is a pleasure to play with these wooden pieces. A smaller version of Max Ernst's original 1944 set, they easily fit on a board with 1 1/2-2" squares.