The House of Staunton is proud to offer the The 1820 Thomas Lund English Chess Pieces Chess Pieces. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 1.5" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans andcrafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with a beautiful finish.
As with all of our Chess sets, the Valencia Series 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
This design, with the distinctive ribbed baluster bodies, the Maltese cross and feather finials surmounting the Kings and Queens, and the very distinctive canopied Rook, is an early 19 th century design produced in the workshop of Thomas Lund located at 57 Cornhill in London. Thomas had several occupations, but one of them was the manufacture of chess sets from the early 1800’s until his death in 1843. After the death of Thomas, William took over his father’s Cornhill premises. William Lund was initially located at 23-24 Fleet Street around 1835 and appeared in the London Trade Directories starting around 1845. William Lund continued to produce chess sets throughout the 1800s.
Lund Pattern chessmen are a subset of the English Playing sets produced in England during the 19 th century. The term English Playing Set is used to describe a range of chess sets in common use in the early 19 th Century that were designed specifically for serious play. English. Aside from Thomas and William Lund, English Playing Sets were produced by John Calvert, John Jaques, George Merrifield, Fischer, Hezekiah Dixon and Charles Hastilow, among others. The popularity of these designs gradually waned after the introduction of the Staunton Pattern chessmen 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.
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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||1.5'' inch / 3.81 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.5" inch / 6.4 cm|
|Basepad Material||One Rook From Each Army Feature English Leather Embossed with Frank Camaratta Signature|
|Median Set Weight||45.2 Ounces|
|Total Number of Pieces||34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)|