Our 1853 Heirloom Staunton is modeled after the sets produced by Jaques of London during this time. The 1853 has a 4" tall king with pieces that are exceptionally robust and heavy. The knight is particularly stout and heavy with fine detail carved into the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. The replication of the carvers work from knight to knight is remarkable. The pieces have a soft and silky lacquered finish to give them look and feel of an old, antique chess set (in new condition). The boxwood is stained to a dark amber color to replicate the patina of boxwood a hundred years old.
You will enjoy not but The look and feel while playing a game of chess with these beautiful pieces. The king and queen have graceful profiles with the king featuring a traditional formee cross. The queen's crown is beatufilly detailed with sharp points on her crown. The knights are robust yet elegant with beautifully carved features and detail. The bishop miter has a deep and wide slot perfectly cut and finished from one side to the other. The rooks are oversize standing even with the knights and with perfectly cut crenels. The pawns have wide colars with large bulbs.