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The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Palisander Luxury Chess Set with Cabinet

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$1,695.00 CAD

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Product Description:
The 1849 Original Staunton Ebony and Palisander Luxury Chess Set with Cabinet

Product Description
Expertly carved from Ebony
Broad 1.97 inch (5 cm) bases
Imperious 4.4 inch (11 cm) King
Perfectly weighted and felted
Beautifully crafted 23.6 inch Spanish board
Luxury chess piece cabinet in Mahogany
Green flock lining
Brass hinges, lock and key
Superb detail and high quality finish chess set

Created by the same chess workshop that produces some of the world's finest chess pieces, these stunning chess pieces have been turned from solid wood then painstakingly carved with beautiful detailing. Superbly finished, these 1849 Reproduction Staunton Chess Pieces with the 4.4 inch Kings are handcrafted in high quality Ebony and Boxwood in the world famous Staunton design.

At 4.4 inches, the king is a stately figure with his intricate finial and double banding on his collar. He, along with his supporting army, is perfectly weighted for balance and billiard cloth covers their bases to protect your board.

You will notice that the kings in this set are branded at the base with the words “Staunton 1849”. These ebony reproduction pieces also bear the original markings of the kings crown on one black knight, one black rook, one white knight and one white rook and, as we know, 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 high quality grade of Ebony and Boxwood used to create it, makes this set, not only an enviable acquisition but also a fantastic investment and stunning heirloom for future generations.

For the king’s height and broad base in this set, these lovely chess men have been matched with this extra large, high quality Montgoy Palisander (Rosewood) and maple veneer chess board. Produced in Spain by one of the world's most prestigious manufacturers, the deepest red grain of this particular type of Rosewood is magnificent; the attention to detail and meticulous edging superb. Finished in an eggshell low sheen lacquer, this board is perfect for these larger chess pieces.

If you can bear to put your pieces away whilst not in use, this beautifully made chess piece case is the perfect accompaniment to this luxury set. Crafted from mahogany, this beautiful box has deep reddish hues, which are complemented by the brass hinges and lock. Currently this is the only lockable box that we stock. The interior is fully lined with green flocking to protect your prize pieces when not in play. It is important to note that they will only fit lying down which is quite normal. Wooden pieces are hardwood and will come to no harm. External Dimensions 10 inches x 6.25 inches x 4.25 inches
The chess board in this set has been expertly crafted by Rechapados Ferrer of 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.
NOTE: we are currently out of stock of the 23.6 Inch Palisander board. We do have stock of the 23.6 Wenge (dark brown) board.

Product Specifications
King Height: 4.4 inches (11.18 cm)
King Base Diameter: 1.97 inches (5 cm)
King Weight: 102 grams
Pawn Height: 2.2 inches (5.59 cm)
Pawn Weight: 40 grams
Pawn Base Diameter: 1.3 inches (3.3 cm)
Number of Queens: 4
Board Size: 23.6 inches (59.94 cm)
Board Thickness: 0.6 inches (1.52 cm)
Square Size: 2.36 inches (5.99 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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