From our Staunton by Design Collection, the 2009 Collector's Staunton is as good as traditional Staunton design gets. This club size set has a 4.4" tall king with pieces that are exceptionally robust and heavy. The knight is extraordinary with fine detail carved into the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. The replication of the carvers work from knight to knight is remarkable. The pieces have a soft and silky lacquered finish to give them look and feel of an old, antique chess set (in new condition). The boxwood is stained to a dark amber color to replicate the patina of boxwood a hundred years old.
The king, queen, and bishops have wide columns with a graceful curve from the base to the collar that creates an elegant profile. The king has a traditional formee cross that is quite small and reserved for only the finest chess sets. The queen's crown is thick to prevent breaking and has 10 sharp points that are perfectly spaced. The bishop miter is large and has a wide slot with rounded corners. The rooks are broad and extra tall with a shallow parapet that has unusually thick walls. The pawns are tall and heavy with a wide collar.
Both collectors and chess set connoisseurs will find this heirloom quality set a favorite in their collection and will enhance the experience of the game, win or loose. Save $279.95 by purchasing our Deluxe Black & Ash Burl Chess Board and Chess Coffer when you purchase this set. This two tray coffer is very large and designed specifically for our club size chess sets. It is lined with real billiard cloth and is the ideal way to safely store your prized chess set. Our Deluxe Black & Ash Burl Chess Board in a high gloss finsish creates a stunning backdrop for the pieces. The 2009 Collector's Staunton is truly a masterpiece in wood and belongs in all great chess set collections! (*Does Not Include Chess Board).
are nominal measurements - minor variations may be found.
The Chess Store, a U.S. company, and Amritsar Ivory Works in India bring you the finest Staunton chessmen in the world. Amritsar Ivory Works is the largest manufacturer of wood chessmen in the world having designed and made chess sets for the prestigious Jaques of London and the popular House of Staunton. Working together, Amritsar Ivory Works and The Chess Store continually strive to develop unique and innovative chess sets with unmatched quality and unbeatable value.