1851 Staunton Cooke Boxwood Ebony Chess Pieces & Box
English chess master, Howard Saunton, promoted this set at the first international chess tournament in 1849/1851. Its clearly distinguishable pieces soon became the competition standard known as the 'Staunton' set.
This beautiful set is superbly hand-carved taking approximately 40 hours to fruition. Using choice cuts of hardwood boxwood and the finest natural untreated ebony which accentuates the beautiful ebony brown grains which are usually not seen in most of the chemically treated ebony sets on the market.
The knights take the most time and there is a lot of time involved in getting the facial accents correct. We are truly delighted with this set and are confident the efforts of our talented artisans will be very much appreciated by even the most fastidious chess collectors
Authenticity included 4.4-inch king height
Ebony and Boxwood
This set is a detailed replica of the original Jaques circa 1849/51. These beautifully handcrafted chess pieces are also fitted with the base lozenge that was the original 1849/51 sets.
- 34 Chessmen
- Three Year Warranty
- Cleaning Cloth
- Rexine Box