Calvert Series Antique Reproduction Chessmen

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  • Influenced by John Calvert.
  • Hand made and polished.
  • Presented in superb gift packaging.
  • Distinctive 3.75" (95 mm) king.
  • Weighted and felted.
  • Perfect on an 18" (45 cm) board.

Intricately replicating the masterful work of John Calvert, one of the top chess set makers from the 1700s and 1800s, these chessmen are truly one-of-a-kind. Known for his graded knight and tulip bishop, Calvert's hand turned pieces are reminiscent of the traditional Staunton design, with a distinct identity of their own. The king, standing at 3.75 inches, boasts a breathtaking and distinctive gyroscope-like design, created with intricately turned layers and a beautifully bulb-shaped top. At Regency Chess, we offer no other set with such a unique and elegant style, a true testament to John Calvert's 18th century craftsmanship.

This exquisite set features a knight that truly stands out with its unique sloping top and half bulb design. The sharp geometric lines give it a modern art deco feel, while the ringed foundation evokes a sense of nostalgia. Alongside the knight, the bishop and queen boast elegant and understated designs, paying homage to the original creations of John Calvert. With expert craftsmen utilizing techniques similar to those used in Calvert's London workshop, these antique reproduction chessmen are truly a work of art ahead of their time.

Expertly crafted with a subtle colour palette, these chess pieces exude an antique charm that will enhance any game. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted and polished to perfection, showcasing the intricate details that make them one-of-a-kind. The rich, varnished hues of the darker pieces pay homage to the trend of 19th century chess sets, adding a touch of nostalgia to your gaming experience. For the ultimate match, we recommend pairing the Calvert Reproduction Series Chessmen with a 17-19 inch dark board. Our team at Regency Chess has even displayed them on a luxurious Spanish-made board to create the stunning Calvert Antique Reproduction Palisander Chess Set.



  • 32 chessmen
  • 1 rules booklet
  • Two year warranty


King Height 3.75 inches
King Base Diameter 1.5 inches
King Weight 41 grams
Pawn Height 1.8 inches
Pawn Weight 13.6 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1.1 inches
Weight 0.8 kg
Materials Boxwood
Style Ornate
Number of Queens 2