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1849 Staunton Complete Set

Official Staunton™ Chess Company

£1,495.00 GBP 

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This incredible reintroduction chess set comes with everything! Chessmen, Case with individual padded compartments for chessmen with Brass Plaques, Chessboard, Case for Chessboard, Certificate of Authenticity. 



Avid chess collector and tournament player, Corky Stanton, has been producing chess products for over 30 years, with 100% customer satisfaction on eBay since 1998. He said, "I want to produce the perfect set that I myself would want to own. I want it to look like a new, original Cooke 1849 Staunton chess set, but with added durability and protection, in a case with felt compartments for each piece, plus two extra queens for pawn promotion. 

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!

In 1849 Nathanial Cooke registered the design and asked chess champion Howard Staunton to use his name for the design and sign the first 500 sets.  

The king is branded with "1849 Staunton" 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 labor to complete a single set of just the chessmen. Each piece is highly scrutinized before packaging, the quality is top notch. 

The box proudly displays an absolutely stunning carved brass plaque, with raised letters of the original Howard Staunton’s signature forever preserved. Also included is the most prestigious chessboard, keeping the three types of wood, without the raised lip on the border, to enhance the beauty.” So, It was orchestrated into reality for all to enjoy. 

Staunton Chessmen were used in 1849 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. It actually looks like the real set you would have gotten when it was new in 1849 but more durable.  We use a weighting system that greatly reduces the chessmen from developing hairline cracks.

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 wood grain. Solid throughout, so the color will always be maintained for centuries, without ever wearing off.

The set comes with a 3" x 7" beautiful carved brass plaque, with raised letters, certifying authenticity, mounted on the top and inside cover of the felt lined case. The protective locking case, made of beautifully grained red burl, has dimensions of 15" x 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" and comes with two brass keys. 

This beautiful professional chessboard really enhances the playing environment. The board is the highest quality possible, and made in the United States, also designed and commissioned by Corky Stanton, to replicate the color and design of the chessboards from 1849, but using solid woods. Premium maple and walnut with a mahogany border like the original 1849 board, will last for generations. The rubber feet are screwed into the back. This board is ONLY available through us.

The chessboard measures 21.5" square x 3/4" thick, squares of 2.25". The board comes with a protective case! 

The whole presentation is aesthetically pleasing in every sense of the word, giving rise to a new standard of excellence, appreciated by true chess players. These chessmen will be the envy of all your opponents. Part of the fun is that you not only own it, but you become a caretaker of it for future generations. As an heirloom set, the warranty is passed on to future owners for added value, simply by owning it. The set is extremely beautiful as a centerpiece for your home or office, or a perfect dream gift to any avid chess player. 

We offer a lifetime replacement warranty against any factory defects, hairline cracks, blemishes, etc. This is passed on to future owners of the set.  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.  Extra pieces can be purchased. 30-day money back satisfaction guaranteed. 

Buy your family treasured heirloom today! 

This family heirloom ships direct from our US Distributor and may take up to 14 days delivery 


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