Our Deluxe Old Club Staunton chess set originates from the one offered by Jaques of London years ago. A traditional Staunton design in every respect, this chess set has become a standard that nearly every chess set manufacturer attempts to emulate. The Deluxe Old Club is often displayed on the front cover of chess books and has been used for countless plastic chess set models because of its popularity with players.
This is a tournament size chess set with a 3.75" tall king that features a large formee cross. Pieces have a straight cut base and are heavily weighted for stability on the chess board. The king, queen, and bishops have columns with proportionate width and a graceful curve. The queen's crown is turned to the ideal thickness and has 9 sharp points that are perfectly spaced. The bishop has an unusually large round miter that is unique to this set. The knights are stout and heavy with simple detail that looks perfect for this set. The rooks are average height but have a very tall parapet with deep cut crenels. The pawns have tapered collars and large, oversize heads.
The ebonized boxwood is stained to a solid deep black and then polished to a smooth, glossy shine. The boxwood is beautifully grained and with the ideal medium amber color. Pieces have green billiard cloth pads that are ideal for sliding pieces on the board. Two extra queens are included for pawn promotion. The chess set comes packaged in our attractive black and gold foil gift
are nominal measurements - minor variations may be found. (*Does Not Include Chess Board).
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.