Modern Chess Set
£3,430.00 – £4,155.00 GBP
Our striking modern ‘Silver Jubilee’ chess set is the perfect luxury addition to any contemporary chess collection. Handmade to order & bound in our finest leather (a choice of Dauphin Calf or Water-Snake) these chess sets twin modern engineering with traditional leather craft.
Our full range of products are all available in a wide range of colours with our customisation service. Our complimentary service of designing your board in a wide range of gaming leathers is offered at no extra cost. We can also offer additional design services including exotic, and custom leather choices, however, this will be on a quote basis.
A stunning, modern chess set like this is perfect for any penthouse, townhouse or building wanting to showcase clean lines and a little sparkle.
A Luxury, Modern Chess Set
The King’s playing pieces; the Rook and Knight are embossed with his crown; the Bishops being divine without allegiance to Crown only to God. The King stands at 57.33 mm / 2.25″ and sits on a chequer size of 45 mm / 1.77″.
Originally created by Geoffrey in the 1960’s evolving through a number of designs and metals, always with leather inlays. Editions were tried in brass, aluminium and eventually, London hall marked Sterling silver. This included 3 microns of gold leaf plating and went on to win the coveted Design Centre award for the two sets made for HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Those pieces, of course, had a significant price tag especially as they had to be balanced. The reason for this was to meet the approval of the venerable United States Chess Federation ideal playing weight. Therefore with the cost of silver and gold, although this was admired by many; few could afford it in its opulent original presentation. So in the mid-eighties, Max experimented like his father with all manner of materials. He started with a graphite coated aluminium with extra weights and finally finished with a solid brass with chrome plating.
The design worked well; it not only looks stunning but allows players to own this magnificent design themselves without having to break the bank.
The King and Queen
The King’s playing pieces; the Rook and Knight are embossed with his crown (the Bishops being divine without allegiance to Crown only to God) and of course, there is a pair of extra Queens as well. The set is hand inlaid throughout in our Dauphin calf leather (see below colour swatch) and is presented on another Geoffrey Parker classic, our much imitated beautiful scalloped sided Chessboard plinth.
I have to say this is one of the most beautiful boards I’ve ever purchased. The customer service was amazing and the board itself is even better than I could have ever imagined.
Custom Board Games
Customise your board with our stunning range of colours. If there’s one that doesn’t quite take your fancy please get in touch, we have wide range of alternative leathers!
Made In England
Handmade in England Since 1958; our luxury board games are made in our English workshops in Essex. Over our 65 year history handmaking luxury board games we have produced for some of the finest brands in the world. We are proud to produce all of our board games in house to ensure we provide only the highest quality goods.
We offer complimentary delivery on all of our board games over £200. We usually despatch items in stock within 24 hours on working days and your product will be with you between 3-7 days worldwide depending on import & customs running times.
Our games table shipment cost will be quoted and calculated during the design process.
Embossing & Gifting
All of our products can include complimentary embossing using times new roman font. For those looking for something more unique like a handwritten note, font, or logo this will come with an additional charge due to the embossing die and artwork requirements.
All our items are gift wrapped in our luxury boxes.