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    The Calvert Series Luxury Chess Pieces - From the Camaratta Collection - 4.4" King

    Product Code: MENWCAL44-AEB-P

    Description


    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the The Calvert Series Luxury Chess Pieces from the Camaratta Collection. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 1.875" diameter base. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings that feature the Camaratta Signature and luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces.. They are hand carved by our master artisans and are crafted out of the highest grade Genuine Ebony and Antiqued Boxwood.

    As with all of our Chess sets, the Calvert exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set 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 four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.

    The Chess Set comes with a Individually Numbered Certificate of Authenticity and an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesive backing that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.

    History of the Chess Pieces

    Offered here is a reproduction of the famous Calvert “Campagna Hat” tournament chessmen. This style of chessmen was common in the late Georgian Period and probably dates to the 1820s. Crafted from Boxwood and the finest Gabon Ebony, this historic reproduction features a King that stands a majestic 4-1/2″ tall with a 1-7/8″ diameter base. The chessmen are heavily weighted and rest atop green baize base pads. The Kings are fitted with gold-embossed black English leather pads. The Boxwood pieces are antiqued to produce a very attractive, deep patina. As with all House of Staunton chess sets, an extra set of Queens are added to facilitate Pawn promotion, a feature that was pioneered by The House of Staunton. The Reproduction was executed by Frank Camaratta. These Frank Camaratta Signature John Calvert Tournament Chessmen are Part of The House of Staunton Pre-Staunton Series.

    Some Background on the Calvert Design

    The original Calvert chessmen were produced in the workshop of John Calvert, located at 189 Fleet Street where he operated his business between 1790 until his death in 1825. He was awarded the title Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners in 1819. After his death, the business was continued by his widow, Dorothy, until around 1840. This Old English Playing set design is typical of the work of John Calvert. Similar sets of chessmen were made by Thomas and William Lund as well as George Merrifield and John Jaques, among others.  These John Calvert Tournament chessmen fall into the ubiquitous category often referred to as English Playing sets, which also included the Saint George and Lund patterns. English Playing sets were ultimately supplanted by the Staunton chessmen which were introduced to the public in
    September of 1849.

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    Limited Warranty

    The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.


    Please click here to download a copy of our warranty and guide to caring for your House of Staunton Chess Pieces.

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    Included with Purchase

    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Engraved Registered Plaque
    • Individual Production Number

    Product Details

    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? Fits in Fitted Coffer
    King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.875'' inch / 4.76 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm
    Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with Frank Camaratta Signature
    Median Set Weight 33.8 Ounces
    Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)

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