Limited to only 500 pieces, the Jaques 3.5 in. Staunton Chess Set Mahogany Box is one of the finest collector's items a chess aficionado could have. The beautiful keepsake mahogany box is lined with cushions handmade from premium English leather. Inside the lid is a certificate of authenticity bearing the signature of none other than Mr. Howard Staunton, the first British chess World Champion who loved the 1850s pattern so much that he lent Jaques of London his name. The enclosed chessmen have been handcrafted from boxwood and jet black ebony and feature a 3.5-inch king. You won't find a set with greater attention to detail than this from Jaques of London, the gold standard in chess.
About Jaques of London As the oldest games company in the world, the name Jaques is inexorably intertwined with the history of almost any classic game. After literally inventing croquet, popularizing the gold-standard Staunton chess pieces everyone recognizes, and building a series of other games and items with the finest wood in the world, Jaques has continued to reinvent itself. Today, they produce game pieces and sets of the utmost quality in the strongest, rarest, and best-looking materials on Earth.
- The original 1850s design by John Jaques
- Boxwood and jet black ebony pieces: 3.5-inch king
- Mahogany casket with English leather cushions
- Solid brass hardware with lock and key
- Signed Staunton certificate with each set