English Edwardian Regency Luxury Wooden Chess Set with 114mm (4.5") King includes Chess Board & Case
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The LIMITED EDITION English Edwardian Regency Luxury Wooden Chess Set with 114mm (4.5") King in Antique Black & Premium Grade Boxwood, includes a 53cm (21") Executive Chess Board, Leather Case & 2 FREE Extra Queens.
The Chess Store Australia is pleased to offer our New Release and possibly an Australian First reproduction of "The English Edwardian Carved French Regency Style" Luxury Chess set. The original design dates back to the mid-18th through to the early 20th century and has evolved over those many decades. The French Regency pattern was based on the period of Richelieu and Mazarin, made famous at the Café de La Regence in Paris, which was a renowned chess club that was frequented by the best chess players and celebrities of that time.
Our new impressive English Edwardian Regency design is reflected through the massive form of the pieces, the fine execution, and the fierce look of the two piece knights that are carved in great detail. As in the English sets, the Queens were represented by orbs, the King’s floral crown closely resembles the modern Staunton signature for the queen and the Knights were always taller than the bishops. The bishops have side cuts on the top orbs and the rooks are the straight type.
This full Club-sized Chess set features a 114mm (4.5") tall king and includes 2 Free Extra Queens. The Ornate Chess pieces have concave turned bases to improve stability and balance are hand carved by our master craftsmen from premium grade Boxwood, stained Antique Black and Boxwood. All the Chess pieces are weighted, have luxurious billiard cloth base pads for a soft and cushion feel when handled. As with all of our Chessmen, The English Edwardian Carved Regency Luxury Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. This Chess Set has been one that our craftsmen have found the most difficult to carve to such perfection and took the longest time, hence Stock is Limited.
To compliment the Chess Pieces, we have also included our New Release Custom Designed Executive Chess Board measuring 53cm X 53cm (21" X 21") with a laminated screened Ebony and Boxwood beautiful semi gloss finish, that provides a robust playing surface.
The included pure leather storage chess case with quality fastenings, will provide storage protection for your chess pieces under normal use. The dual compartments are inlaid with billiard green felt lining and will accommodate all the 34 pieces. It has that great smell of leather, is of particularly high quality and finish, and comes complete with single key and leather fob should you require to secure your prized pieces.
This is a chess set for play, display or for the serious collector, designed for those who appreciate the history and development of the various chess styles. This style of Chess Set ceased production many decades ago.
The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The ENGLISH EDWARDIAN CARVED REGENCY Luxury Chess Set is a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining elegance which has become the hallmark of The Chess Store in Australia.
This was the English Edwardian Carved Regency Style Chess Set design dating Around 1900
The Edwardian Regency remains as one of the most elegant designs during the Victorian era & King Edward VII and is surely to impress any chess connoisseur and collector.