Jaques of London Staunton Chess Set with 95mm (3.75") King in Antique Black, 46cm (18") Folding Chess Board
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Throughout the history of Chess, nothing has made such an impact on the design of Chessmen as the introduction of the English Staunton Chess pieces.
The Staunton Pattern Chessmen were first offered to the public for sale by Jaques of London in 1849 and quickly became the standard for serious tournament competition.
The New Release Jaques of London Staunton Chess Set with 95mm (3.75") King in Antique Black Boxwood includes a 46cm (18") Folding Premium Grade Ringy Rosewood (Acacia Rhodoxylon) Presentation Chess Board/Case & 2 FREE Extra Queens.
The original Staunton design was registered to Nathaniel Cook in the spring of 1849. The design bears the name of the self-proclaimed world champion and English Shakespearean scholar Howard Staunton, who approved the new design and promoted it in his London Illustrated News chess column.
John Jaques invented the now industry standard Staunton design of Chess pieces in 1847 and have continued to enhance the design since the 1890s. The Staunton has now become the industry standard for Chess sets ever since. The 1890's production was widely used in Chess tournaments at the time and the modern Jaques equivalent continues to be used in the majority of today’s tournaments.
Our Jaques Of London Staunton Chess Set supplied with this Golden Rosewood Chess board/box combination set has been closely master crafted to one of the traditional popular Jaques patterns introduced by Jaques of London.
This top quality Chess set pieces are made from premium grade Boxwood and Antique Black finish Boxwood.
All the Chess pieces are beautifully designed, profiled and traditionally finished in every aspect. The Chess set has a 95mm (3.75") tall king and includes 2 Free Extra Queens. The Chess pieces are weighted, have luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a hand polished lacquer finish producing a beautiful lustre.
This Tournament Standard Chess set has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in an original Staunton chess set.
The Chessboard when fully open measures 46cm x 46cm (18" X 18") with 46mm Squares and a full gloss finish. This provides a robust playing surface and is beautifully finished off with an Ebony Wood border. The high quality woods used in these Chess Boards provide an awesome appearance.
This luxury presentation master crafted Tournament Jaques Recreation Chess Set combination package represents outstanding value for money, and are exceptionally high in quality.
The Jaques Of London Staunton Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in both the historical importance of the game of Chess, as well as those looking for an attractive Chess set that is both economical and durable. This unique Staunton Chess set has now become a favourite and is most popular with Chess players the world over.
As with all of our Chess sets, the New Jaques of London Staunton Chess set combination 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 Australia chess set.
Hey Tony, Thanks for the 5-star quality service I received from you today. The Jaques of London set is beautiful and without flaws. I am sure this set will be used thoroughly over the next few years and will be passed on long after I have moved on. Thanks for the help too - much appreciated. Take care Deon