1849 Staunton.US Chess Pieces & Box

Antique Chess Sets for Sale

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£995.00 GBP
£749.00 GBP

When this set was still in production, photos were shared with many top collectors and they all agree it is the most accurate 1849 Cooke set ever produced and the best they have ever seen. No one else has this design and quality. It's the best Staunton set ever made. It knocks spots of ANY other Staunton set to date, period!

The king is period branded and the crown stamps to the knights and rooks. The set is natural top-grade boxwood and untreated ebony wood like the original.  

Three years of planning has finally come into reality. Rest assured you have discovered the best Staunton chess set ever made. It takes at least 40 hours of labour to complete a single set of just the chessmen. Each piece is highly scrutinized before packaging, the quality is top-notch. 

Staunton Chessmen were used in 1849 / 1851 tournaments and Staunton patterned chessmen are still used today in virtually all chess tournaments all over the world. Any other design or modification of the original authentic Staunton Chessmen is frowned upon at tournaments. Staunton Chessmen are indicated by the king’s crown stamped on one of the knights and rooks as originally manufactured.

Our sets are handmade with precision and skill, always using the best quality woods. Although it has undergone a structural integrity makeover, it is still recognized and accepted throughout the world as the most authentic looking.

We strictly use premium, top of the line ebony and extra hard boxwood, to exude strength and beauty.  Unlike other companies, we do not "ebonize", stain, use dyes or try to give it an artificial “patina” look. We use natural, not "antiqued" boxwood. 

The pieces are full club size for tournaments. The king is 4.4" height, allowing it to fully meet both USCF and FIDE tournament rules. Also included, is a limited, numbered, Certificate of Authenticity signed by The President of Staunton Chessmen

The most famous of the ornamental woods, genuine ebony, is a luxurious hardwood, that, although it appears to be pure black, if you look close, it actually has a very subtle and beautiful rich dark brownish wood grain. Solid throughout, so the colour will always be maintained for centuries, without ever wearing off.

We offer a replacement warranty against any factory defects, hairline cracks, blemishes, etc. Reasonable examples of things not covered are pieces that are lost, chewed by the dog, dropped, left out too long in the sun, water damage, or use of harsh chemicals for cleaning. 

Buy your family treasured heirloom today!  

the chessboard is for display purposes only. 


We offer a 3 year standard guarantee that covers any natural defects such as, splitting, cracking, warping of the woods used in our entire range

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