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3.75 Competition Staunton Chess Pieces in Wooden Case3.75 Competition Staunton Chess Pieces in Wooden Case
The Cavalry Series Chessmen Ebony 4.5"The Cavalry Series Chessmen Ebony 4.5"
Constantine Luxury Ebony Chess Pieces 4.5 InchesConstantine Luxury Ebony Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches
3.5 Inch Classic Staunton Rosewood chessmen3.5 Inch Classic Staunton Rosewood chessmen
Blackburne Luxury Ebony Chess Men 4.5 inchBlackburne Luxury Ebony Chess Men 4.5 inch
Blackburne Luxury Padauk Chess Men 4.5 inchBlackburne Luxury Padauk Chess Men 4.5 inch
Classic Staunton Ebony Bath Series Chessmen  4.25 InchesClassic Staunton Ebony Bath Series Chessmen  4.25 Inches
Classic Staunton Rosewood Bath Series Chess Men 4.25 InchesClassic Staunton Rosewood Bath Series Chess Men 4.25 Inches
Corinthian Tres Corone Luxury Chess Pieces 2.5 InchesCorinthian Tres Corone Luxury Chess Pieces 2.5 Inches
Eminence Series Rosewood Luxury Chess Pieces 4.5 InchesEminence Series Rosewood Luxury Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches
Kingsclere EO Staunton Chess Pieces 2.5 InchesKingsclere EO Staunton Chess Pieces 2.5 Inches
Madrid Series Rosewood Luxury Chess Pieces 4 InchesMadrid Series Rosewood Luxury Chess Pieces 4 Inches
Madrid Tres Corone Luxury Chess Pieces 2.5 InchesMadrid Tres Corone Luxury Chess Pieces 2.5 Inches
Monarch Series Ebony and Boxwood Luxury Chess Pieces 4.5 InchesMonarch Series Ebony and Boxwood Luxury Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches
Reproduction Staunton Ebony Chessmen 1849 Model 4.4 inch KingReproduction Staunton Ebony Chessmen 1849 Model 4.4 inch King
Reproduction Staunton Ebony Chessmen 1869 Model 4 inchReproduction Staunton Ebony Chessmen 1869 Model 4 inch
Sandringham Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 4 InchesSandringham Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches
Sandringham Tres Corone Luxury Chess Pieces 2.5 InchesSandringham Tres Corone Luxury Chess Pieces 2.5 Inches
Sentinel Series Ebony and Boxwood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 InchesSentinel Series Ebony and Boxwood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches
Sentinel Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 InchesSentinel Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches
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Sovereign Series Ebonised Boxwood Chessmen 3 InchesSovereign Series Ebonised Boxwood Chessmen 3 Inches
Sovereign Series Ebonised Boxwood Chessmen 3 Inches Sale price€224,95 Regular price€304,95
Sovereign Series Ebony and Boxwood Chessmen 3 InchesSovereign Series Ebony and Boxwood Chessmen 3 Inches
Templar Series Rosewood Luxury Chess Pieces 4 InchesTemplar Series Rosewood Luxury Chess Pieces 4 Inches
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The Bath Chessmen 3.75 Inch RosewoodThe Bath Chessmen 3.75 Inch Rosewood
The Bath Chessmen 3.75 Inch Rosewood Sale price€989,95 Regular price€1.291,95
The Dubliner Rosewood Chess Men 4.7 inchesThe Dubliner Rosewood Chess Men 4.7 inches
The Greek Staunton Ebony SeriesThe Greek Staunton Ebony Series
The Trapani Golden Rosewood 3.35 inch Italian Chess MenThe Trapani Golden Rosewood 3.35 inch Italian Chess Men
The Coronation Luxury Ebony Miniature Chess MenThe Coronation Luxury Ebony Miniature Chess Men
Canterbury Knight Series Luxury Ebony Chess Pieces 4.5 InchesCanterbury Knight Series Luxury Ebony Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches
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Cheltenham Series Ebony and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 InchesCheltenham Series Ebony and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches
Cheltenham Series Ebony and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches Sale price€741,95 Regular price€969,95
Columbus Series Chessmen Ebony 4"Columbus Series Chessmen Ebony 4"
Luxury Staunton Garvi 4.25 inch Rosewood ChessmenLuxury Staunton Garvi 4.25 inch Rosewood Chessmen
Old English Elite Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3.5 inchesOld English Elite Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3.5 inches
Old English Elite Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 4 InchesOld English Elite Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 4 Inches
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Parthenon Series Ebony and Boxwood Chess Pieces 4.5 InchesParthenon Series Ebony and Boxwood Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches
Parthenon Series Ebony and Boxwood Chess Pieces 4.5 Inches Sale price€476,95 Regular price€571,95
Sicilian Series Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 InchesSicilian Series Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches
The Garvi 4 inch Rosewood ChessmenThe Garvi 4 inch Rosewood Chessmen
The Garvi Ebony Chessmen 4 InchesThe Garvi Ebony Chessmen 4 Inches
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The Kingsgate Ebony Chessmen 4.25 inchThe Kingsgate Ebony Chessmen 4.25 inch
The Kingsgate Ebony Chessmen 4.25 inch Sale price€506,95 Regular price€571,95
The Kingsgate Rosewood Chessmen 4.25 inchThe Kingsgate Rosewood Chessmen 4.25 inch
The La Valletta Redwood Chessmen 4.5 inchesThe La Valletta Redwood Chessmen 4.5 inches
The Lemington Rosewood Chessmen 4.25 inchThe Lemington Rosewood Chessmen 4.25 inch
The Rochester Ebony Chessmen 4 inchThe Rochester Ebony Chessmen 4 inch
The Sheffield Knight Rosewood Chessmen 3.75 inchThe Sheffield Knight Rosewood Chessmen 3.75 inch
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The Sheffield Knight Rosewood Chessmen 4.25 inchThe Sheffield Knight Rosewood Chessmen 4.25 inch
The Sheffield Knight Rosewood Chessmen 4.25 inch Sale price€368,95 Regular price€406,95
Traditional Staunton Ebony Bath Chessmen 3.75 inchTraditional Staunton Ebony Bath Chessmen 3.75 inch

Manufacturing Process


High-quality, luxury Staunton chess pieces are a testament to precise craftsmanship, often involving traditional methods passed down through generations. The process begins with selecting premium materials, such as exotic hardwoods and precious metals. The pieces are turned on a lathe from solid blocks of wood, hollowed out, polished, and felted.

The knight piece, in particular, stands out for its intricate hand-carving. Skilled artisans use specialized tools to create detailed features, like the horse's mane and expressive face, making each knight a unique work of art. This level of detail and craftsmanship is a mark of distinction in luxury Staunton sets.

 

 

Weighting and Balancing


Weighting and balancing are crucial aspects of high-end chess sets to ensure a superior playing experience. Luxury chess pieces are weighted with materials like lead or iron to give them a substantial feel. This added weight enhances stability, preventing pieces from toppling over during play. The balance is achieved by distributing the weight evenly within each piece, allowing for smooth handling and precise movement on the board.

 

Ethical Sourcing

 

We are committed to ethical sourcing for our chess sets, partnering with respected suppliers across Europe and beyond. The owners of Regency Chess Company personally visit each supplier to ensure fair treatment of craftsmen and ethical business practices. This hands-on approach guarantees that our sourcing methods adhere to the highest ethical standards.

To further our commitment to quality and ethics, we have opted not to import wooden chess sets from China. This decision reflects our stance against mass production and supports our focus on superior craftsmanship. Consequently, you will not find any Chinese wooden chess sets on our website. Our dedication to ethical sourcing and high-quality products remains a cornerstone of our business philosophy.

 

Ebony Wood


Ebony wood is prized for its deep black colour and fine texture, making it a popular choice for luxury chess pieces. However, it is not the most sustainable option due to its slow growth and the overharvesting of ebony trees. To balance the impact, some manufacturers take active steps such as:

 

Sustainable Harvesting: Working with suppliers who practice sustainable harvesting to ensure ebony trees are not depleted.


Replanting Programs: Participating in or funding reforestation efforts to replace harvested ebony trees.


Certification: Using wood certified by organizations like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which ensures responsible forest management.


Despite these efforts, there is a growing concern that ebony might become banned in the future due to environmental pressures. Therefore, some brands are already exploring alternative materials that offer similar aesthetics and quality but with a lower ecological footprint.

 

Investment Value of Ebony Wood

 

Given its increasing rarity and the potential for future restrictions on its use, ebony wood has become a valuable investment. As the availability of ebony diminishes, the demand for luxury items made from this exquisite material is likely to rise. Owning chess pieces crafted from ebony not only provides a superior tactile and visual experience but also represents a sound investment. Collectors and enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase ebony chess sets now, as their value and scarcity are expected to increase over time.