The inventor of the now de-facto standard Staunton design of Chess pieces in 1847, Jaques of London, continued to enhance the design and the set produced during the 1890's set the standard for chess sets ever since. The 1890's production was widely used in Chess tournaments at the time and the modern Jaques equivalent continues to be used in the majority of todays tournaments. Truly, this is a historic pattern. Jaques commemorate that fact by producing a high quality replica of this groundbreaking set in 2 sizes. A limited edition of 500 sets of each size have been produced.
Hand made using the original 1890 Jaques pattern, this set is even more finely detailed than the current standard Tournament set. The Ebony and Boxwood pieces are supplied in a superb baize-lined, polished mahogany cabinet with lock, each fitted with numbered signed original Staunton certificate of authenticity. A wonderful set for connoisseurs the world over.
50060 - King Height 3.5 inch, 90mm, King base diameter 3.5cm.
50020 - King Height - 4 inch, 100mm.
Boards must be purchased separately.
To decide which board will best accompany your chess pieces, please see our rough guide to chess piece sizes.
Jaques themselves produce two styles of chequerboard - their standard inlaid chessboard and their premium Chequerboard - the Staunton chessboard with a raised outer border.
Jaques chequerboards and boards from other leading manufacturers can be found on our Chessboards page.