Reproduction Antique Triple Weighted, Felted Chess Set - Rosewood (XX2001)
Beautiful pre-staunton antique reproduction. The design of chess pieces following the Staunton style was from 1850 onwards. The staunton design was taken from earlier influences - this reproduction chess set is a particularly popular design of the early 19th Century and one of the major influencers of Nathaniel Cook's design with the approval of the prevailing world champion - Howard Staunton. The set is weighted, felted and has generous dimensions according to the early design and the manufacturer has taken pains to research the design so as to adhere to the original. Although early Staunton designs had no weight and no felt, Cook along with his manufacturer Jaques, saw the value of weighted sets and felted bottoms and added these enhancements quickly. This set has the improved triple weight and felt included. The Bishop design in this set was a common design of the time, later Staunton's changed to the reduced opening of the piece we generally know today. The board square size should be with 1.75 inch squares.