Makonde Bust Chess Set 3 -70 mm King

Official Staunton™ Chess Company

£79.95 GBP 


Carved from solid African Blackwood which has a very nice rosewood tint, and Podocarpus latifolius ( African yellow wood) Rook as a thatched hut, knight as a giraffe's head. The king and bishop are distinguished by their head-gear. The queen carries the traditional water jar upon her head. 

Each piece is a mini sculpture, each piece 100% hand carved, countless hours making a full set of 32 pieces. 

King Height: 70 mm

15:75 Inch Chessboard- Mahogany and Sycamore

Beech wood felt lined split compartmental box.


These pieces are vintage and very collectible. Dating 1950/60. They are in pristine Museum condition and would make an exceptional family heirloom 

Stay in touch

Official Staunton™ is the leading brand in quality hand carved chess sets of distinction


Latest posts

  • So you want to play chess and need to buy a Chess Board

    You might like to get acquainted by reading publications offering practical guidelines and tips on directing, joining and starting a club. Obviously plan to supervise them and you always ought to be careful with letting your son or daughter online.On-line... Read more →

  • Chess Retail on the rise Global Forecast

    Ken Research has announced its recent report titled, “Global Chess Industry In-Depth Investigation and Analysis Report 2017”which highlights the production, revenue, consumption, import and export of the Chess market globally from 2011 to 2016, and forecasts to 2020. The Chess... Read more →

  • Where to buy a Chess Set and Chessboard and what are the basic requirements?

    You are in need of a couple of chess pieces and also a chessboard, to play chess. They could be bought separately or together. Investing in a set comprising a chessboard and pieces ensures that items will probably function as... Read more →