Wooden Chess Sets

Wooden Chess Sets for Sale

We offer a superb range of wooden chess sets to suit everyone, from luxurious chess combinations right through to economy ranges, which feature products such as our folding travel chess sets and school tournament sets, we cater for all budgets without comprising on quality. Our promise and commitment are to offer value for money on all of our chess set whether it be from our luxury chess sets range or economy range. We constantly strive to reach and maintain excellence and it is worthy of mentioning the painstaking quality control we adopt here at Official Staunton chess company. Make the right move, invest in the best, and buy an Official Staunton Chess Set!  


 

British Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box - Official Staunton™
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British Acacia Mahogany Chess Set & Box

£149.95 GBP

TRADITIONAL STAUNTON CHESS SET British Staunton set is Simple yet clear with 95 mm (3.75 inches) king, felted and weighted. Light pieces are ma...

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£149.95 GBP
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British Acacia Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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British Acacia Walnut Chess Set

£99.95 GBP

  The British series chess set features a fine set of Traditional Staunton chess pieces hand made using hardwood polished Boxwood and Acacia piec...

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£99.95 GBP
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British Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™

British Anegre Chess Set

£129.95 GBP

This tournament chess set is one of our best sellers. The tournament 3.75 Inch chess pieces matched perfectly with the economy entry-level chessb...

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£129.95 GBP
British Black Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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British Black Walnut Chess Set

£99.95 GBP

  The British series chess set features a fine set of Traditional Staunton chess pieces hand made using hardwood polished boxwood and stained an...

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Bulgarian Varna Antique Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Bulgarian Varna Antique Mahogany Chess Set Combination

£249.00 GBP

  The set is a faithful reproduction and features a 1 piece knight which proved to be very difficult to carve and turn as well as time-consuming...

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£249.00 GBP
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Classic Economy Anegre Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Classic Economy Anegre Chess Set Combination

£99.95 GBP

A superb economic entry-level chess set featuring the classically styled traditional chessmen; matched with an economy anegre and maple chess boar...

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Clydesdale Acacia Boxwood Chess Pieces & 19" Mahogany Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Clydesdale Acacia Boxwood Chess Pieces & 19" Mahogany Chess Board

£224.95 GBP

Exceptional design and take on the familiar Staunton pattern. Featuring beautifully hand-carved Knights with distinct sharp facial features and a ...

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£224.95 GBP
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Competition Elite Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Competition Elite Walnut Chess Set

£179.95 GBP

  Includes 2 additional queens. Weighted for perfect balance. Chess Piece Bases covered with billiard cloth. Presented with a superb walnut and ma...

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£179.95 GBP
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Elite Players Mahogany Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Elite Players Mahogany Chess Set Combination

£229.95 GBP

  The Elite Players Series feature a sublime Traditional Staunton styled set of chess pieces which exude quality. Notable are the wide bases whi...

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£229.95 GBP
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Elite Players Walnut Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
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Elite Players Walnut Chess Set Combination

£279.00 GBP

  The Elite Players Series feature a sublime Traditional Staunton styled set of chess pieces that exude quality. Notable are the wide bases that...

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£279.00 GBP
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Executive Black Walnut Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Executive Black Walnut Chess Set

£139.00 GBP

  Hand-carved out of boxwood with felt-covered undersides. Extremely popular set given the relatively low price for such a beautiful sculpture. ...

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£139.00 GBP
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King Charles Ebony Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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King Charles Ebony Anegre Chess Set

£299.00 GBP

  The King Charles Series Wood Chess Pieces is one of those sets you'll treasure for the rest of your life. The majestic king proudly stands 4 ....

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£299.00 GBP
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King Charles Redwood Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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King Charles Redwood Anegre Chess Set

£299.00 GBP

  The King Charles Series Wood Chess Pieces is one of those sets you'll treasure for the rest of your life. The majestic king proudly stands 4 ....

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£299.00 GBP
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Kings Euro Folding Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Kings Euro Folding Chess Set

£39.95 GBP

  These chessmen have felted bases for better protection and have a special insert tray in the folding Beech and Birch board to keep them safe.Si...

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£39.95 GBP
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Kings Knight Bridled Walnut Combination - Official Staunton™
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Kings Knight Bridled Walnut Combination

£179.95 GBP

  Beautifully hand-carved kings bridled pieces, made from Acacia wood and boxwood. Featuring the bridled knight with meticulously carved knights...

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Leningrad Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Leningrad Anegre Chess Set

£179.95 GBP

    The 3.75 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...

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£179.95 GBP
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Leningrad Ebonised Chess Pieces & Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Leningrad Ebonised Chess Pieces & Walnut Chess Board

£149.95 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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Steiner Design Boxwood Anegre Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Steiner Design Boxwood Anegre Chess Set

£349.00 GBP

  Featuring a superb hand carved knight. Each piece is carefully weighted giving perfect and equal balance. The pieces are ebonised boxwood and ...

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£349.00 GBP
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World Series & Anegre Board Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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World Series & Anegre Board Chess Set

£199.95 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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£199.95 GBP
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We offer a superb range of wooden chess sets to suit everyone, from luxurious chess combinations right through to economy ranges, which feature products such as our folding travel chess sets and school tournament sets, we cater for all budgets without comprising on quality. Our promise and commitment are to offer value for money on all of our chess set whether it be from our luxury chess sets range or economy range. We constantly strive to reach and maintain excellence and it is worthy of mentioning the painstaking quality control we adopt here at Official Staunton chess company. Make the right move, invest in the best, and buy an Official Staunton Chess Set!  


 

Looking for particular chess pieces by name? There are many chess pieces by name, the most renowned being the Staunton chess pieces. We name all of the series of pieces so they may be easily identified in search or to cross-reference and much easier to navigate throughout our chess store. 

  • Owning a wooden chess set of quality is the main factor when deciding to purchase. Your choice is easy when shopping at Official Staunton, we retail only in the finest handcrafted and carved chess set of all types of wood including but not limited to Acacia wood, Sheesham wood Ebony, and the very rare Rosewood chess piece sets. Our Wooden chess set range caters to many styles and has a broad price range to engage all customers no matter what their budget. We constantly price match and check our competitors for like chess sets, board boxes, etc and we offer price promise if you find the same product cheaper elsewhere we will beat that price! 

  • Rest assured that shopping at The Official Chess Company means you're getting the finest chess products at the very best prices, add in free UK shipping, your money is spent wisely. Almost all our chess pieces are weighted and felted to give that fine heft of piece movement and to streamline your gameplay. Our wooden chess sets hold a 2-year guarantee against natural defects. You also have a no-quibble 60-day return policy, so long as we are advised of your return within the designated time frame of 14 days. 
  • Our range of magnetic travel sets are also listed within this category, here we cater for many different travel sets; offering 7 inches to 14-inch portable travel magnetic chess sets with storage boards and travel pouch.  We have the lowest priced magnetic chess sets that kids love to play chess on and what better way to keep your child occupied on those long holiday trips?! 
  • Our folding magnetic sets are manufactured by The English chess company, Amritsar Branch, India. We have sourced our travel chess from India for over a decade. We also supply many high street stores with our fine range of travel chess sets, you will find our sets in the only dedicated UK chess store which is in our capital city of London. Most of our magnetic chess sets are built with individual piece slotted compartments, providing easy and protective storage of the chess pieces when not in play. 

wooden chess set

The Timeless Beauty of an Elegant Wooden Chess Set A wooden chess set is known to be very durable, easy to mold into various products, and is among the most common material used in the manufacture of quality chess sets. Antique chess sets, such as the ones found in museums are truly beautiful and timeless in their appearance. Even modern chess sets still make use of designs based on models from the past. You will not find an international competition that makes use of materials anything other than wood for a truly authentic experience. There are still more advantages to using wood. For example, the fact that they are more available means that it’ll be easier to find replacements should you ever lose a piece

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Why Wooden Chess Sets Are So Popular

Wood is such a well-known substance in the construction of luxury chess sets not only due to its natural elegance, charm, and flair but also because it can be readily hand-carved into any kind of structure. It can also be easily stained for a more refined appearance or painted into a large variety of different colours. Due to the large variety of wooden chess sets available, you'll discover that these sets can be found at a wide range of costs, making them an excellent choice.

 

Wooden chess sets are nowadays set as the standard in modern chess. Their beauty and elegance, as well as the relative ease of dealing with this material, have been the main features which have prompted the wooden chess sets in the top of the most appreciated chess sets available on the market.

Wood, one of the most beautiful materials found in abundance in nature can offer spectacular views for the human eye. The disposal of its fibres, as well as their colour, make the chess pieces acquire unique sparkles that will enchant the player's eyes. The diversity of wood types from which the sets are made can also contribute to the great appearance of a wooden set. By far the most spectacular wooden chess pieces are those combining the dark look of ebony with that bright yellow boxwood. Other spectacular combinations include rosewood and boxwood and natural and ebonized boxwood. Golden rosewood is also extremely used in making wooden chess pieces.

When it comes to design, most wooden chess sets follow the Staunton pattern, so that along with their great looks they will also be highly functional. The most expensive wooden chess sets usually have the Staunton pattern at the basis of their design, but the carvings are more detailed and intricate so that they amaze the viewer. The Knight is usually the chess piece that gets most of the attention. In some chess sets, the Knight is the accurate replica of a normal horse, having a detailed mane, teeth, and a tough facial expression. The simpler designs usually have lower prices, unless they are made from rare wood.

wooden chess sets

According to the way it was produced, the wooden chess sets fall under two categories: the hand-carved wooden chess and the machine-made sets. The first category is also the more expensive one as each and every piece is hand carved with great attention to detail. This involves hours of assiduous work and thus a limited number of chess sets available on the market. Like any other hand-made item, these wooden chess sets are highly praised and looked by collectors from all over the world. The machine-made wooden chess piece tends to be less expensive because the time and budget needed to complete a set are significantly lower than if hand carved. Also, numerous sets can be released on the market, so that people have where to choose from.

Wooden chess sets are suitable for tournaments as they are easy to place in position, are relatively soft when touched, and have an elegant, yet simple look which can be immediately spotted on the chessboard. At the same time, the wooden sets are suitable for private chess collections, especially if they are hand-carved and made of rare wood.

In order to highlight the beautiful features of a chess set, it is imperative that they are paired with a chessboard that matches their looks. If possible, it is recommended that the pieces and the chessboard are made of the same types of wood.

  

 

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