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.