The Jaques 4 in. Staunton Chess Set Leather Casket utilizes John Jaques' original design from 1850 that revolutionized the way chessmen were made and to this day remains the gold standard of sculpted chessmen. These carefully handcrafted sets have been limited to a run of only 100 in the world. Each collection is housed in a leather casket with fitted trays and lavish suede lining. The opposing 4-inch armies are made from rich boxwood and jet black ebony. Like all Jaques of London Staunton sets, this package comes with a certificate of authenticity proving that this is the finest, true original Staunton pattern known the world over.
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: 4-inch king
- Leather casket with fitted trays and suede trim
- Limited run of 100 chess sets
- Signed Staunton certificate with each set