"Crafted to replicate the exquisite design and detail of the Circa 1800 Anglo-Dutch Wood Chessmen from the renowned workshops of George Merrifield and Thomas Lund."
To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Anglo-Dutch Reproduction Luxury Wooden Chess Pieces. This full Club-sized Chess set features a 4.75" King with a 1.6" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest quality wood. As with all of our Chessmen, the Anglo-Dutch Reproduction Luxury Wooden Chess Pieces exemplify a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. The design, quality and craftsmanship of these chess pieces is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including 2 additional Queens
History of the Chess Pieces
Anglo-Dutch Chessmen, circa 1800
Between the late 1700s and the mid-1800s, many sets from Germany and the Netherlands found their way into the English market. These included the more delicate Selenus designs, among others, that showed elaborate craftsmanship, but lacked board presence and stability.
The Anglo-Dutch chessmen were a response by the more talented British carvers to the growing English market demand for elaborately carved chessmen normally offered by Dutch and German importers, but having the requisite stability to be used for practical play. That led to a class of chessmen often referred to as Anglo-Dutch. The Anglo-Dutch chessmen have the more elaborate and delicate carving features normally associated with chess pieces produced in Germany and The Netherlands, but are enhanced for practical play be the addition of stout, heavily armed English-style Rooks, Expressive Knight heads and the traditional Bishop’s miter. These sets lack the more traditional English Formeé and Maltese cross. Sets like these would have been obtained from the workshops of George Merrifield as well as Thomas Lund between 1800 and 1820.
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The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
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Included with Purchase
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Engraved Registered Plaque
- Individual Production Number
|Chess Board Included?||The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|Fitted Coffer Compatible?||Will Not Fit in any Coffer|
|Weighting||Brass Weights Affixed to the Bases|
|King Height||4.75'' inch / 12.07 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.6'' inch / 4.06 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.25" inch / 5.7 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Median Set Weight||60.4 ounces|
|Total Number of Pieces||34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)|