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
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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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
|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)|