Our St George antique reproduction chess set originates from the early 1800s and was named after the St. George Chess Club in England. This particular pattern and many very similar to it, were commonly used for chess including competitive play during the 19th century. Several companies produced this chess set in a variety of materials, sizes, and designs.
We chose this particular pattern because of the overall beauty of the profile and the handsome knights. As one would imagine, these pieces require a great deal of careful turning to reproduce the shape and detail in its original form. Playing chess will take on an extra charm and sense of nostalgia as you move the pieces and the game unfolds.
The boxwood pieces are stained to create the rich amber patina you would find on a real antique chess set a hundred years old. Both ebony and boxwood pieces are finished in a soft satin varnish for an antique look. The pieces are weighted for stability on the chess board and the bottoms are covered in green billiard cloth so that they slide easily from square to square. (*Does Not Include Chess Board).
Authenticity (2 copies)
are nominal measurements - minor variations may be found.
The Chess Store, a U.S. company, and Amritsar Ivory Works in India bring you the finest Staunton chessmen in the world. Amritsar Ivory Works is the largest manufacturer of wood chessmen in the world having designed and made chess sets for the prestigious Jaques of London and the popular House of Staunton. Working together, Amritsar Ivory Works and The Chess Store continually strive to develop unique and innovative chess set designs with unmatched quality and at an unbeatable value.