Original Staunton Design Chess Pieces & Mahogany Box
PLAY LIKE IT’S 1849 AGAIN!
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.
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 solid mahogany case.
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.
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chessboard is for display purposes only but may be purchased separate.