The most popular design for chess pieces in the world today is Staunton, invented in 1847 by John Jaques of London. John Jaques requisitioned the leading player of the time, Howard Staunton, to lend his name to his new design which was both elegant and practical. The combination was an immediate hit when it became available in 1849 and the updated design of 1890 became the new chess standard - the familiar and widespread pattern we know today. Jaques of London continues to be the leading manufacturer of quality chess equipment and their chess sets are used in most tournaments.
This Chess set features the familiar Staunton design chessmen. Each piece is loaded and polished boxwood with a felted underside. The case is Mahogany finished and is topped with a beautiful inlaid board - chequered on one side, Backgammon on the other.
King is 75mm (3 inches) high; board measures 360mm (14 inches) with 35mm (1.4 inch) squares. The case is 38cm square x 5cm (15 x 2 inches). Backgammon men are made from polished wood. Comes with dice, shaker cups and rules.
Jaques Chess and Backgammon set
Price includes delivery within Eng/Wales.