This chess set design originates from a model produced by the Worshipful Company of Turners in England back in the late 1700's. John Calvert, a Master at the Worshipful Company of Turners, is generally credited with this design. While not Staunton traditional, this chess set has similar features found on Staunton sets being made by their contemporary, John Jaques and Son, Ltd. This handsome and heavily weighted chess set is both wonderful for a serious chess game and a work of art you will want to proudly display!
- Red Sandalwood & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 4.25"
- King Base: 1.5"
- King Weight: 5 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 88 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.25" - 2.375" Squares (not included)
|Robert of Chicago, IL
Calvert Design in Red Sandalwood and Boxwood
|This is a beautiful set. The wood has a great finish to it and the chessmen are familiar looking, but just different enough from a Staunton set to be really interesting. The queen diverges quite a bit from the usual Staunton design (there are no extra queens included) and the bishops have the split in the middle of their miters (where it belongs) rather than in the front. The knight's head rears back a bit more than Staunton knights do. All of the chessmen are heavily weighted, even the pawns...
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