1853 Paulsen Antique Chess Pieces & Mahogany Box

1853 Paulsen Antique Chess Pieces & Mahogany Box

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Invest in a beautiful Staunton reproduction chess set, the Paulsen is indeed a set that lends itself to the bygone era of chess, the so-called romantic age. 

The 1853 Paulsen Antique Chess Pieces with Mahogany Box" is a set of premium quality chess pieces, by the world-renowned brand, Official Staunton. The set is made of high-quality materials and features an antique design that is inspired by the famous chess player and composer, Louis Paulsen.

The pieces are finished with an antiqued patina that gives them a classic and elegant appearance. Each piece is carefully crafted to reflect the intricate details of the original design, making this set a perfect choice for both collectors and players.

The set comes in a mahogany box, which is designed to protect the pieces and keep them organized during transportation. The chess pieces are weighted to provide a solid and stable feel during play. This set is a true work of art that combines beauty and functionality, and it would make a wonderful addition to any chess collection.

Embark on a captivating journey through history while embracing the epitome of elegance with our meticulously crafted A.I.W. 1853 Paulsen Antique Chess Pieces, thoughtfully accompanied by a Mahogany Box. This collection pays homage to a celebrated era while offering a stylish and prestigious storage solution for your cherished chess pieces.


Mahogany Box: The set is enriched by a meticulously designed mahogany box, a masterpiece in itself. The box not only provides a secure sanctuary for your chess pieces but also adds a touch of refinement, transforming your collection into a focal point of admiration.

Craftsmanship of Distinction: Each chess piece is meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, echoing the artistry of the era they represent. The intricate detailing and masterful finishing stand as a testament to a dedication to excellence, ensuring that each piece is a unique work of art.

Strategic Immersion: Beyond their historical significance, these chess pieces heighten your strategic engagement. The weighted pieces offer a satisfying tactile experience, encouraging you to fully immerse your mind and strategy in each move.

An Heirloom Treasure: This collection transcends its role as mere chess pieces; it has the potential to become a cherished heirloom. The fusion of historical design and meticulous craftsmanship ensures a set that will be passed down through generations, preserving the legacy of the game.

Gift of Timeless Elegance: On the hunt for a gift that encapsulates history and luxury? Look no further. The A.I.W. 1853 Paulsen Antique Chess Pieces with Mahogany Box make for an exceptional gift for chess enthusiasts, collectors, and those who value the intertwining of heritage and sophistication.

Elevate your chess experience with the A.I.W. 1853 Paulsen Antique Chess Pieces and their accompanying Mahogany Box. Immerse yourself in history while indulging in the elegance of a beautifully designed storage solution. Elevate each move with a touch of legacy and refinement, and own a set that captures the essence of both historical tribute and grace on the chessboard.


  • Superb detail and high-quality finish.
  • 3.5 inch (8.89 cm) king.
  • 34 chessmen
  • Each piece is perfectly weighted with broad felted bases.
  • Mahogany Chess Box with label 

Attention overseas customers: Please note that your order may be subject to customs taxes, which must be paid directly to your governing tax office.

In the realm of hand-carved products, it's essential to acknowledge that the artistry involved in crafting chess pieces and related items by hand can lead to unique variations. The use of wood, being a natural material, inherently results in differences in color, shade, and tone.

Furthermore, please keep in mind that the hand-carving process may introduce subtle differences between individual pieces within a set, adding to their individual character.

Additionally, for transparency, we want to clarify that the use of veneer is exclusive to our chess boards and boxes. All other items, including chess pieces and related accessories, are crafted from solid wood unless explicitly stated otherwise in our listings. This distinction is made to ensure compliance with CITES regulations governing lumber species while maintaining the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of our hand-carved products.

Hand-Carved Products Disclaimer:

  • Variations in Wood: Due to the natural and inconsistent nature of wood, expect variations in color, wood tones, shade, and tone.
  • Artistic Hand-Carving: Hand-carved products may exhibit subtle differences between individual pieces, enhancing their unique character and wood variance.
  • Approximate Weights and Sizes: Provided weights and sizes are approximate guides, considering the handmade nature of our products.
  • Chess Boards and Boxes: Unless explicitly labeled as "solid wood," chess boards and boxes are made with veneer to comply with CITES regulations. Other items are crafted from solid wood for quality and compliance.

3 YEAR GUARANTEE

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

We are proud of the quality of our products. We also want you to have the best value for your investment in our luxury products. This is why we offer all of them an exceptional 3 year warranty and Lifetime Warranty ( limited editions)  from the date of purchase.  

The warranty covers the following:

  • Hairline cracks
  • Moving of the weights inside the pieces
  • Warping of the chess boards
  • Adhesive problems
  • Any damage caused to the product during shipping if it is reported immediately upon receipt

The warranty does not cover:

  • Products being broken by accident or by purpose, including but not limited to dropping them
  • Products getting scratches or other wear caused by excessive using or misuse
  • Discoloration caused by exposure to sunlight
  • Products that have been modified after purchase
  • Losing a product
  • Products getting harmed because of wrong methods of cleaning, polishing etc. 
  • Warping or any other harm to the products caused by exceptional or extreme storage conditions (temperatures or exceptionally humid / dry conditions)

In order for the warranty to apply, the products must have be stored properly. The chess pieces and chess boards have to be kept away from the sunlight (including sunlight through a window), in normal and stable room temperature and humidity. 

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