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Chess Pieces - 1869 4 inch Boxwood and Ebony in a Mahogany Casket Chess Pieces in a Mahogany Casket

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A beautiful Boxwood and Ebony 1869 Edition 4" Chess Set in a Mahogany casket - perfect for play, and a wonderful talking point. Part of a limited...

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Product Code: 55004

A beautiful Boxwood and Ebony 1869 Edition 4" Chess Set in a Mahogany casket - perfect for play, and a wonderful talking point. Part of a limited run, so buy now to own a piece of chess history.

Nathaniel Cooke, proprietor of the Illustrated London News, brought John Jaques a new and elegant design for chessmen. Between the two of them, this initial design was polished to produce a set using symbols (for the king, a crown, for the bishop, a mitre) which could be easily recognised and reproduced. This radical design received rave reviews in the press, particularly for the exquisite design of the Knight, based on sculptures from the famous Elgin Marbles. Mr Howard Staunton, the first British chess World Champion, was so taken with the design that he agreed to have his name and signature adorn every box of pieces. The Staunton Deluxe Chess Set, as it became known, is now the de facto standard for play at all levels. Few companies can say they influenced the development of a game the way Jaques of London has shaped the world's favourite board game, chess. This is our 1869 Edition 4" Chess Set in a Mahogany casket with brass furniture and a baize lining. A faithful reproduction of one of our original sets, own a piece of chess history today!

Wooden Casket: 36.5cm x 25.5cm x 16.5cm
King: Base Diameter 46mm
Rook: Base Diameter 40mm
Pawn: Base Diameter 33mm

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