Luxury Chess Sets
From Chess Baron
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 3.75 inch. Pentagram designed. Balance 18%. Triple Weighted
New!Uniquely designed for the World Chess Championship, this Official FIDE chess design has all the hallmarks of excellence of design one expects in a luxury set. With a contemporary atmosphere, the FIDE ebonised design was designed in line with chess playing ascetics, and with white and black corresponding base felts. This is the official World Chess Championship set approved by FIDE. Each set is beautifully presentation boxed with individual pieces hand packed and secured inside the box. The set was designed by internationally renowned Pentagram designer and architect Daniel Weil Chess Baron Chess Sets: Because we know you care - we care. Buy Peace of mind - Buy Chess Baron.
King Height 4.5 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch. Triple Weighted at 110g.
What a stunning design. The elegance of the knight is the immediate attraction, with its braided mane and stately posture. The king stands proudly next to his queen with her finely carved upturned finials. The rooks and bishops also reflect a distinct design while retaining a classic feel. The richness of the wonderful bud-rosewood perfectly suits the quality of this luxury set. The board for this set should have 2 inch squares.
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.
New Wood: COCOBOLO!, King Height 4.25 inch. Base Diameter 1.8 inch. Triple Weighted (80g).
New!Made in the very high quality African wood Cocobolo, the Mayfield is a masterpiece of design. Made in the finest Cocobolo wood and a heavyweight to boot, the Mayfield is the new addition to the ChessBaron lineup. And what an addition! The design lines of the knight are so eye catching that they'll have you admiring wondrously whilst your move time elapses.
New Wood: COCOBOLO!, King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Triple Weighted (60g). Balance 18%
New!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. 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 4.5 inch. Base Diameter 1.9 inch. Triple Weighted at 136g. Balance 12.5%.
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New Model!This is a special edition pure Ebony chess set with outstanding balance, superb weighting and excellent detail. The 1850 series is specially made in commemoration of Howard Staunton's original staunton design which has been the standard traditional design ever since. A beautiful set of traditional chess pieces made in jet black pure ebony, with a certificate of authenticity included. Pure staunton, pure perfection. The 1850 series in the best of wood.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Triple Weighted 202g! Double Queens
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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 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 inch. Base Diameter 1.7 inch. Triple Weighted 90g
This luxury chess set is triple weighted and comes with extra Queens. Over time the colour of bud rosewood is enhanced as any slight colour mismatches are harmonised with touch and atmosphere. This set has a beautiful reddish brown colour from the wood. It's a leading example in luxury chess sets, the King is 4 inch in height and is magnificent in detail and carving. Note the detail of the knight. One excellent feature of good luxury chess sets is the detail in the teeth of the knight. But looking at the knight overall, notice the slight rustic nature of the set. The nostrils are carved individually - each piece in the luxury chess set is unique, but the Staunton style is adhered to - it's a skillful tweak of innovation. The ruddy colour of the set gives the look of an expensive chess set, but the rustic tweak gives the set a leading edge that cannot be matched in the UK market. The board for this luxury chess set should have 2 inch squares, and would benefit from a hint of blackness to highlight the set's colouring.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.75 inch. Triple Weighted 85 grams
This is a spectacular set. Made in grade one Ebony wood this triple weighted luxury chess pieces has intricate carving detail. Each set takes over two weeks to complete with the detail of the knight and all other pieces of this luxury chess set. This has every element of an expensive chess set without the expense. The wood is the best available Ebony, and the tradition of Staunton has been maintained to provide a very good example of a Staunton luxury chess set. The king is 4 inch in height and the other pieces of the luxury chess set perfectly compliment the King's height. The board should be with 2 inch squares. Comes with double queens.
King Height 3.3 inch. Base Diameter 1.3 inch. Heavily Weighted. Balance 18%
New!Contemporary heavy pewter and copper finish chess pieces based on the Yves Tanguy chess set, as featured in the US TV program White Collar. The original Tanguy chess design was very simple, with each piece made from a broom handle. This has been vastly improved by adding styling in both material, weight and base widening. Chess Baron Chess Sets: Because we know you care - we care. Buy Peace of mind - Buy Chess Baron.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.7 inch. Heavily Weighted at 2.4oz Balance 19%.
New!Beautiful bud rosewood as the material and with a chunky, well defined knight; this set has a ready for business look and feel about it that is greatly appealing. Note one of the great features: the spikes on the Queen (double queens!). Don't mess with Her Majesty - those spikes look dangerous. No wonder she's the most powerful piece on the board. Triple weighted, double queens, leather bottoms. Chess Baron Chess Sets: Because we know you care - we care. Buy Peace of mind - Buy Chess Baron.
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.
Red and Black, King Height 4.25 inch. Base Diameter 1.8 inch. Triple Weighted (80g).
New!A masterpiece of design, as you can see. The photos make this product look a little pinky. It's solid Red. Here goes: The Mayfield made in Red and Black. A simply stunning result in style and colouring. We love this new design. Triple weighted, felted and full sized - a superb new addition to our lineup.
Ebonized King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Triple Weighted (60g). Balance 18%
New! It's a new Staunton chess design in contrasting ebony - black and natural boxwood. Both are solid woods! 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. This version of the Sheffield has an intrinsic weight that feels great in the hand, especially when making that crucial move resulting in checkmate.
King Height 4 inch. Base Diameter 1.8 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 3.5 inch. Base Diameter 1.6 inch. Triple Weighted 86g
This is the Bud Rosewood version of the Stallion Knight, a magnificently well defined luxury chess set. The middle King height of the Stallion Knight series, this luxury chess set is beautiful as an example of much more expensive chess sets. Luxury chess sets like this are for sale in chess boutiques for three and four times the price. The weighting for this 3.5 inch Stallion Knight is perfect - triple weighted. The wood is bud rosewood - the most sought after and rare type of wood. The detail in the knight is very precise and the Staunton tradition maintained throughout the luxury chess set. The board selected for this set should have 1.75 inch or 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.
Beautiful chess sets for the next generation
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.
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