Our New Cook Staunton Chess Set resembles closely that of the circa 1849-50 Jaques London sets. Our New Cook is named after Nathaniel Cook, the designer of the original Staunton chess set. The New Cook is a club size set with a 4.4" tall king with pieces that are exceptionally robust and heavy. The knight is particularly stout and heavy 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 unusually wide columns with only a slight curve from the base to the collar adding heft to this set. The king has a traditional formee cross that is quite small and reserved for only the finest chess sets. The queen's crown is wide and thick to prevent breaking and has 11 sharp points that are perfectly spaced. The bishop miter has an elegant shape and has a wide slot that extends deeply into the miter. The rooks are broad and extra tall standing well above the knights. The pawns are tall and heavy with a wide collar and large head.
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. (*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.