Please don’t believe for a second that this is real solid wood.. It’s not it’s a very very thin veneer walnut that is paper thin. I took this board and lightly sanded it to inlay into a game table I built. Guess what? The chess squares totally disappeared to a cheap particle board base. Do not, Do not buy this chinese piece of junk. Buy solid wood….THIS IS NOT!!!!
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L.L. from NV writes, “I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with the chess set which arrived today. It’s so exquisite, I can’t stop looking at it. Though the pictures on your website are beautiful, they don’t do justice to actually seeing them in person.”
Magnetic chessmen are made from hornbeam and sycamore. Wooden Chess Board is made from beech and birch. Stop Searching you find it ! Wooden Birch board and Hornbeam wood chessmen are magnetic so they …
The chess specialists at the House of Staunton are proud to offer our themed chess set collection. We’ve paired up our favorite themed chess pieces with chess boards to create the perfect themed chess sets.
That is a good eye and you are onto some of TheChessStores games! They sell a quality built set but their photos are NOT representative of what you will get. They use templates for different set auctions and have switched manufacturers, while still using old photos!
Even if you’re just in it for fun, Maxim Dlugy, a chess grandmaster and a consultant on “Pawn Sacrifice,” recommends simplicity. “Some of the decorative sets are difficult, less manageable to play with,” he said. “Of course, if you are willing to be Star Trek’s Mr. Spock out of sentimentality and your opponent feels the same, go for it.”
Yes, that’s a good set. Usually you would substitute the rosewood for the ebony for Black instead of for the White, but if it works for you, it’s cool. They are well-made, well-weighted, and from a respected dealer.
B.F. from Idaho writes,”My plastic Collectors chess set arrived today, and I must tell you, Yes, to me it IS well worth what I paid for it. It is massive, heavy, elegant and high-class. A true work of art.”
The chess squares grid can be screen printed directly onto the wood in black ink. Here you can have a perfectly serviceable chessboard. But because of the exalted status of the game of chess many people prefer to use a board more fitting to be used for ‘the game of kings’. Hence the demand around the world for craftsman built, beautiful boards with fine veneers and inlays that would be serviceable possibly for generations!
Vast range of Wooden Chess Pieces with matching Folding, Flat Boards or Boards with Storage. The range includes low end to premier hand made chess sets with high quality finish to play the Chess game like the Kings play. Possess these hard to find combination of Staunton design chess pieces packed in unique display box with matching inlaid wooden chess boards in the same wood. A new concept in fine quality sets collection and playing. For example if you are having Rosewood/Boxwood pieces, the matching board should also be in genuine wood (not veneers) of Rosewood/Boxwood. The possession of these items depicts your royalty and your finer tastes. These fine Wooden chess sets are available in various combinations at reasonable prices.
Board is 15.5″ X 15.5″. From beginners to established players, this travel chess set is an ideal gift for all! No worrying about lost or missing pieces (or listening to pieces rattling around). Foldin…
P.C. from LA writes, “I knew I had to buy your set of chessmen. They are fantastic. The case is gorgeous. And even the chess board is beautiful, despite it being one of your least expensive chess boards.”
If you have to cut a lot of the edge off to make it all even, it will look odd. So in that case, I would do the opposing side of the board the same size. You could then designate the start areas on the board saving the work you have put into it already.
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We have been ordering Dubrovnik pieces as prizes for our annual tournament for about 4 years. They are highly regarded and attract many well rated players to the tournament. The sheesham and boxwood pieces are authentic to the Bobby Fischer set, are well balanced and weighted and durable.
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For those looking for a chess set that will appreciate in value, Mr. Seirawan and other experts said that thematic, “collectors’ offer little resale value. In contrast, “beautiful old vintage, wooden chess sets will always have buyers.”
It is beautifully made but isn’t overly ornate to the point of distraction. It features inlaid, precision cut wood squares that are made out of Ebony and Burl wood lumber from Italy. Furthermore, the …
Whether you’re looking for plastic chess pieces for the chess club, or luxurious wood chess pieces for your library, we invite you to browse the House of Staunton’s incredible selection. No matter what type of chess pieces you’re looking for, you’ll find them at the House of Staunton.
Handcrafted chessmen are magnetic and made from hornbeam and sycamore wood. Handcrafted Chessmen: These magnetic chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood. The elegantly intricate detail o…
E.V. from CA writes, “I’ve just received my chess men : they are absolutely astonishing! I knew from the pictures that they were beautiful but they are much more than this: they’re real masterpieces!”
During the first half of the 19th century, a surge in the global popularity of chess brought about the demand for a uniform model of chess pieces. While the variety and styles of chess pieces that were in use at the time were extensive, they were decorative in nature and considered unsuitable for play. It is important to remember that chess has historically been enjoyed by the wealthy, a fact that is reflected in the artistic designs of chess sets that dominated the marketplace. While aesthetically beautiful, the chess pieces of the period were not very practical. The chess pieces were expensive to produce, cumbersome to use, prone to tipping over and had such ornate details that they were unable to withstand the wear and tear of regular use. However the greatest disadvantage of these chess sets was the lack of uniformity of the pieces within a chess set – a player’s unfamiliarity with a particular chess set could affect the outcome of the game. Complaints such as these led to the search for a standard design of chess pieces. On September 1, 1849, #58607 – An Ornamental Design for a Set of Chess-Men was registered by Mr. Nathaniel Cooke under the British Ornamental Designs Act of 1842.
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That being said, the build is of great quality, they are just sending you something other than what you’ve seen. They Definitely need to clean up their act and sales method. Thats unacceptable. I am waiting on the replacement set that supposedly “matches the one listed in auction”. So we’ll see how this one looks…
M.M. from KS writes, “I received the chess set today! I can only say that the photos on your web site do no justice to the Collector Series chess pieces. I hand waxed them as you instructed, and they are truly exceptional.”
Try Ebay. Use “staunton” in the search function to filter out all the goofy theme sets. Even if you don’t buy on Ebay you will at least get a very quick lesson on the current chess market so you don’t do something silly.
The chess sets and board come in a neat wooden box. The top of the box has stone board well fixed in a frame. When not playing, the chess pieces can be securely kept inside the box. The inside of the …
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Great responses guys and thank you for the information! I will take a look at HOS and see if they have some offerings on eBay. I was looking at one set in particular because I like the dark “white side” vs the ebony side. I am not sure if I am supposed to be posting a link like this here but it was this set. Is this good quality you think?
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Clockwise from top left: Savano Series Artisan Chess Pieces, $1,195, houseofstaunton.com; Calvert Faux Ivory Chess Set and Board, $249, houseofstaunton.com; Rosewood Camelot Chess Men, $162, chessngames.com; Large Staunton Metal Men, $333, chessngames.com PHOTO: MARKO METZINGER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL