Chess Sets

Luxury Chess Sets for Sale

If you are looking for a new Chess Set, you may be overwhelmed by all of the different types, styles, and sizes of chess sets. You’ll find wooden chess sets to luxury chess sets, and Staunton Sets to Isle Of Lewis Chess Sets. All look slightly different but they all allow you to play the game of chess in the same way.

Whatever type of chess set you need, Official Staunton can help. Browse our extensive range and choose a set you like, read a little more information about the types of chess sets, or call our team for some advice on which set will be best for you.

Leningrad Ebonised Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Leningrad Ebonised Mahogany Acacia Chess Set Combination

£224.10 GBP

  The 3.78 Inch Leningrad is one of our best sellers and it is easy to see why. This super stylish set of pieces is simply lush, coupled with the v...

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£224.10 GBP
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Antique English & Italian Blue Deluxe Chess Board & Rexine Box - Official Staunton™
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Antique English & Italian Blue Deluxe Chess Board & Rexine Box

£539.10 GBP

  What a fabulous looking chess set! This beautiful set features our English Antique Chess Pieces matched to perfection on the equally stunning I...

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£539.10 GBP
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Antique Leuchars Anegre Chess Set & Luxury Box - Official Staunton™
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Antique Leuchars Anegre Chess Set & Luxury Box

£719.10 GBP

  The Leuchars Chess Set is named after William Leuchars, the retailer who sold the first John Jaques sets in 1849 from his upmarket shop in Piccad...

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£719.10 GBP
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Antiqued Old English Solid Wood Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Antiqued Old English Solid Wood Chess Set & Box

£359.10 GBP

    True to the Staunton design, this tournament sized chess set would make a super addition to your collection. An aesthetically pleasing and prac...

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£359.10 GBP
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Artisan ST. Petersburg Padauk Montjoy Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Artisan ST. Petersburg Padauk Montjoy Chess Set

£629.96 GBP

  What our artisans have achieved in this truly stunning work of sculpture is truly nothing short of spectacular. This beautiful hand-carved and...

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£629.96 GBP
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Atlantic Hand Made Solid Rosewood Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Atlantic Hand Made Solid Rosewood Chess Set Combination

£224.10 GBP

The Atlantic Classic chess pieces featuring a large 4.00-inch king. A classic Staunton design finished in stunning gloss lacquered coating. An aest...

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£224.10 GBP
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Canterbury Imperial Ebony Walnut Burl Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Canterbury Imperial Ebony Walnut Burl Chess Set Combination

£539.10 GBP

    The Imperial pieces are made by hand and the detailing of the knights are individually hand-carved. All the pieces have been expertly finished ...

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£539.10 GBP
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Championship Salvador Redwood Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Championship Salvador Redwood Anegre Chess Set

£224.10 GBP

  A top quality wooden set in traditional Staunton design, this elegant set speaks of taste and class. Beautifully hand carved from top quality Red...

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£224.10 GBP
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Collector Series Black Walnut Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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Collector Series Black Walnut Chess Set & Box

£314.10 GBP

The Classic Staunton-style design is traditional and eye-catching. Beautifully hand-carved boxwood and rosewood; each is triple weighted for stabil...

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£314.10 GBP
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Collectors Series Walnut Bevelled Chess Combination - Official Staunton™
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Collectors Series Walnut Bevelled Chess Combination

£323.10 GBP

Exceptional hand carve triple weight broad base chess pieces will make a fine addition to your chess collection. The classic Staunton-style design ...

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£323.10 GBP
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Executive Acacia Chess Pieces with Moulded Platform Chess Board & Box - Official Staunton™
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Executive Acacia Chess Pieces with Moulded Platform Chess Board & Box

£323.10 GBP

  A beautiful 21" hand made chessboard which sets the perfect platform for that all-important duel of the mind. Matched with our popular Executiv...

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£323.10 GBP
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Exquisite St. Petersburg Madrona Briarwood Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Exquisite St. Petersburg Madrona Briarwood Chess Set

£674.10 GBP

  What our artisans have achieved in this truly stunning work of sculpture is truly nothing short of spectacular. This beautiful hand-carved and...

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£674.10 GBP
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Italian Prestige Walnut Elite Luxury Chess Board & Box - Official Staunton™
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Italian Prestige Walnut Elite Luxury Chess Board & Box

£539.10 GBP

      Traditional Staunton styled set of chess pieces that exude quality. Notable are the wide bases that add to the overall aesthetics and playabi...

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Italian Prestige Walnut Fierce Knight Luxury Board & Box - Official Staunton™
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Italian Prestige Walnut Fierce Knight Luxury Board & Box

£539.10 GBP

    Featuring the Fierce Knight! Lovely set with very nice carving to the Knight pieces in particular. Hand-carved from Acacia wood and Boxwood. Tr...

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£539.10 GBP
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Monarch Ebony Palisander Rexine Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Monarch Ebony Palisander Rexine Chess Set

£535.50 GBP

  A sublime Staunton chess set, classically designed with intricate nuances making this set one of our best selling traditional chess sets. This se...

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£535.50 GBP
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Monarch Ebony Rexine Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Monarch Ebony Rexine Anegre Chess Set

£494.10 GBP

  A sublime Staunton chess set, classically designed with intricate nuances making this set one of our best selling traditional chess sets. This ...

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£494.10 GBP
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World Series & Anegre Board Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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World Series & Anegre Board Chess Set

£224.10 GBP

  The distinctive set was designed by internationally renowned Pentagram designer and architect Daniel Weil. This set is a reproduction. The piece...

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If you are looking for a new Chess Set, you may be overwhelmed by all of the different types, styles, and sizes of chess sets. You’ll find wooden chess sets to luxury chess sets, and Staunton Sets to Isle Of Lewis Chess Sets. All look slightly different but they all allow you to play the game of chess in the same way.

Whatever type of chess set you need, Official Staunton can help. Browse our extensive range and choose a set you like, read a little more information about the types of chess sets, or call our team for some advice on which set will be best for you.

 

What Is A Chess Set?

A chess set contains everything you need to play chess. There are 32 chess pieces, a board, and usually a box to store it all in. 

Chess Set Pieces

There are 32 pieces in a complete chess set. This includes two sets of pieces in two colours, ranging from the King two pawns. Read about the different pieces in our blog or buy chess pieces in our chess shop. 

Chess Set Boards

To play chess, you’ll need a chess board in your new chess set. If you buy a complete set the chess board is designed to match the style and size of your pieces. Browse the materials and colours used for chess boards in our range.

Chess Set Boxes

To keep your chess pieces safe when not in use, a chess box comes in handy. They are usually designed to match your board and pieces, and are usually included in a chess set. Browse the different types of chess boxes in our chess box shop.


Types Of Chess Sets

Standard Chess Sets

If you need a standard chess set then you could be looking for one of two things:

A tournament standard chess set is sized specifically to adhere to tournament rules. A standard chess set in this sense has a 3.75” king, Staunton style chess pieces, and a 20” chess board. 

A Staunton chess set is another type of set that you might be looking for if you want a standard chess set. A Staunton set is so called because of its pieces, which have the traditional shape, style, and size.


Luxury Chess Sets

A luxury chess set is usually defined by two things:

The materials used to make the board and the pieces. A wooden chess set includes chess pieces that are hand carved, which has a unique and luxurious feel. Usually, it takes a specialist a day to carve 4 knights for a complete chess set.

The scarcity of the chess set. For example, is the chess set a limited edition? Is it a limited run? Are the luxury chess pieces a unique design or do other vendors sell the same chess pieces? Is a certificate supplied and or a nice presentation case? 

Whatever type of luxury you choose, a luxury chess set is the perfect treat or gift that will stand the test of time. We often find that our luxury chess sets are displayed in offices of CEO or directors, or given as birthday or wedding gifts.

Decorative Chess Sets

A decorative chess set is similar to a luxury chess set as they tend to have a luxurious design and use high quality materials. Often a decorative chess set is made from glass, silver, or wood. They are made more to be ornaments but can also functional with care.

Wooden Chess Sets

A wooden chess set, usually handarved, is usually intricate and hard wearing. These pieces can be as old as the kings and queens who played chess on them. 

There are a range of different types of wood that can be used to carve a wooden chess set, including Walnut, Maple, Rosewood, and Mahogany.  Buy a wooden chess set or learn more about them in our chess shop.

Themed Chess Sets

Themed chess is usually about fun, with characters and other novelty chess sets. They range from pieces based on TV or film characters to Hand-Painted or unique designs. Read more about themed chess sets in our blog.

Folding Chess Set

A folding chess set is often used for traveling or for occasions where storage space is a minimum. They are usually small in size and have a chess board that folds in the middle. Some folding chess sets also use the chess board to store the chess pieces when not in use. Browse our range to find the right folding chess set for you.

Which Chess Set Is Best?

Choosing a chess set can be overwhelming. With so many options it is hard to know which chess set is best. But you should make your decision based on how you intend to use your new chess set. Consider:

  • Do you want it to stay on display even when not in use, or do you want it to fold away to be stored in between games? 
  • What material do you like to look at and which do you like the feel of? 
  • Will you use your chess set for occasional games with friends and family or are you intending to compete in competitions?


What Are Official Staunton Chess Sets?

High quality Chess Sets is what we at Official Staunton are renowned for. Read more about us and our shop here.


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