Beautiful things are rare in this world. Have you ever had that experience of looking at something and wanting to just keep looking? Our chess sets below are just like that - you want to hold them in your hand and just keep looking and not let them go. We've tried hard with our chess photography, but it's difficult to really convey qualities such as majesty, beauty, wistfulness, and pride. As you view the pictures try to imagine the pieces in your hand - the weight, the rich colour of the wood, the finely crafted finish. We assure you that once you have experienced the quality of any one of these luxury sets you will be drawn to play the wonderful game of chess again and again.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Triple Weighted 172g!
This brass set has a King that is 4 inch in height and weighs a hefty 172g. The pieces are luxurious and have strong attention to detail. The set is clearly differentiated for both sides (some metal sets can be a little confusing in colour difference for each side). Over time the pieces improve in appearance as the air causes colour amelioration, older sets are often prized for their colouring. The detail for the knight is outstanding for a set made in metal - often these sets have only a broad detail. For a Staunton metal chess set this is the finest set we have seen in all respects.
King Height 6 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch. Triple Weighted 105g.
This Napoleon chess set is supplied by Chopra in India who originated this design. Made from Bud Rosewood. Equally beautiful, equally majestic. The golden hues of the wood colouring is exquisite, it's merely up to your preference as to which you prefer. Comes with double queens. As with the above - the board for this luxury chess set needs to be one with 2 inch squares to do justice to the piece sizes.
New Wood: COCOBOLO!, King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Triple Weighted (60g). Balance 18%
Made in the very high quality African wood Cocobolo. A new staunton chess design in superb cocobolo wood! The Sheffield chess set is made, like all our products, to last a generation and longer. The introspective knight can get prickly, take care not to upset him. Cocobolo is an African wood rich in oils and a dark coffee colour, and with an intrinsic weight that feels great in the hand, especially when making that crucial move resulting in checkmate.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch. Triple Weighted 141g
This chamfered base triple weighted luxury chess set is a beautifully carved traditional Staunton flagship. The detail, weighting and balance of this luxury chess set is nothing short of remarkable. The knight has that trademark of excellence - gaps between the teeth betraying the excruciating exacting work in carving this piece. A single chess knight for this luxury chess set takes two days for one craftsman to produce from start to finish. The carvers of Amritsar in India are sought after for their skill, and here is the reason. The knight is finely carved with consistent detail and has a perfect weighting such that the feel of the piece in the hand is satisfying and feels sure and balanced as it moves (or more like - glides) from one square to another. The rook also has a beautiful feel due to it's full mid-section and weighting contributing more than it should towards the beauty and nature of this luxury chess set. The king stand 4 inches high. Comes with double queens. The board for this set should have squares of minimum 1.75 inches to a preferred 2 inches. This luxury chess set would be flattered with a gloss, rather than rustic design of board.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Triple Weighted 202g! Double Queens
A very heavy stainless steel and copper chess set that has a King that is just over 4 inches in height and weighs a hefty 202g. The best in metal chess sets we've seen. The heavy pieces feel great. A strong attention is made in detail with bold design elements. The set is clearly defined in colouring for both sides. Over time the pieces improve in appearance with minor colour changes, older sets are prized more for their aged colouring. The detail for the knight is outstanding for a set made in copper and steel - often these type of sets have only broad detail - but these are the best available and therefore very detailed. For a Staunton copper and steel chess set this is the finest set we have seen in all respects - the design is brought to you after an extensive search for the best in metal sets.
King Height 4.25 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch. Triple Weighted (80g). Balance 18%
New!English Cap Chess Set is an expertly hand crafted set of contemporary chess pieces. This set comes in a very dark stained rosewood. The details on the knights are simply outstanding. The set comes with double queens and has felt bottoms.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch. Triple Weighted 92g.
This is the Bud Rosewood version of the Bronte design shown. It is a luxury chess set that is both unusual and traditional. We can't decide which we prefer - the bud rosewood or the ebony version. The Ebony is a slightly more expensive wood, but the Rosewood highlights the curves better with it's golden color. It's available in both (see above for Ebony). The 'bust style' of the back of the necks base is the design style which we believe to be quite outstanding and formed the basis of our commission. We think the set belongs in a museum. Every piece is beautiful, but the knight is particularly appealing - the complete luxury chess set takes nearly three weeks to manufacture. The set comes with two queens. The king is 4 inch in height. The set is triple weighted. We recommend a board with 2 inch squares.
King Height 4.5 inch. Base Diameter 1.85 inch. Triple Weighted 70g
New!The Kings Knights chess pieces are from sheesham wood. The grain on the dark pieces is impeccable. The knights are hand carved with excellent detail. This set comes with double queens and has felt bottoms.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.65 inch. Triple Weighted 50g.
New!Ebonized triple weighted chess pieces with a 4 inch King and generous base dimension. See the detail of the mane, the eyes, ears - someone has really taken some time with this one! This set comes with double queens and has felt bottoms.
King Height 4.5 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch. Triple Weighted 70g
New!The Armoured Staunton Rosewood Chess Set is an exquisitely design chess set. The knights are intricately carved, notice their ceremonial bridle. This set comes with double queens and has felt bottoms.
King Height 4.25 inch. Base Diameter 1.3 inch. Heavily Weighted at 114g
You may have noticed that we don't offer many metal sets. This is because we have scoured the world in an attempt to stand out with a range that is not just large, but also unique and the best available. This copper and steel set, very heavy and yet remarkably detailed is a good example of this policy. A luxury pewter finish set with distinction that has many uses - playing chess or using offensively for burglars. You could actually put up a sign saying 'Have very heavy chess set and not afraid to use it'. They wouldn't dare enter. But the purpose of course, is delightful chess playing with elegance, and this set does it. It is well priced for the level of luxury afforded, and a set to be proud of. The board should be 1.5 inch or possibly 1.75 inch squares.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.8 inch Triple Weighted 85g.
A triple weighted luxury chess set. The detailed knight shows intense detail of the mouth, head and teeth. The facial muscles have good definition with a chiseled look that catches the light nicely. The wood utilized is Chidar - or Boxwood, it is stained to give an Ebony appearance. The triple weight of the set marks it as luxury - a feature of higher end chess sets - these weigh in at a very strong 85g and have a reassuring feel in the hand. The overall design has good balance. The bottom of the pieces have leather for padding. The board for this set should have 2 inch squares.
King Height 4.25 inch. Base diameter 1.75 inch Triple Weighted 82g.
A well weighted luxury chess set with beautiful detail given to the carving of each member of the set. The knight reflects great detail and attention in the face - revealing the teeth, the muscles, even the eyes. In the range of luxury chess sets - the rosewood chamfered base is outstanding value. The board for this luxury chess set should be 2 inch squares.
Thank you for spending some time in browsing these products. Did you note the amazing detail of these luxury chess sets? Did you see the detail of the teeth on the knights? Whenever I have the inclination to get my toothbrush out I know it's a good set! If you can actually see the gaps between the teeth - it marks the difference between a good quality chess set and those that are of lower quality. Of course, it's not just the teeth, the rest of the knight and the detail of the other pieces must match - but not many artisans will go to the detail of carving out each tooth without giving similar attention to the mane, the face and the detail belonging to other parts of the chess pieces in the set. This also leaves out the whole major reason to shop ChessBaron - the talented design of the piece, a chess set design that makes the difference between conventional chess stores and ChessBaron. Many of the designs available through this section cannot be found elsewhere. We pride ourselves in displaying a remarkable range of chess sets that is difficult to beat for beauty, tradition and innovation. Each set can be paired with an optional chess case and/or chess board.