We have here the Professional Staunton chess pieces or sometimes regarded as the Paul Morphy Series of 1884.
These particular chess pieces are carved from blocks of wood. This particular series of chess pieces is named after a famous American Chess player called Paul Charles Morphy who sadly passed away in 1884. Regarded as one of the greats of his generation Morphy had an excellent yet brief career in chess. Morphy gained his true status after consistently defeating some of the chess greats of his type, in particular Hungarian chess great Johann Lowenthal at a very young age. These chess pieces are carved in honour of the late great Paul Morphy, using the highest and perfect quality of woods and polished with a smooth yet natural finish. Each piece is also padded with a thick green felt to prevent any damage to the chess board. These chessmen are carefully weighted to ensure the pieces do not topple over. Each piece has been hand carved in Amritsar India, the epicentre of great skilled artisans perfecting their craft.
- Chess Pieces Sheesham: 16
- Chess Pieces Boxwood: 16
- Drawstring Velvet Bag
- King Height: 9.5 cm(3.75″), King Base: 4.1 cm(1.61″) King Weight: 51 g
- Pawn Height: 4.9 cm(1.92″), Pawn Base: 2.9 cm(1.14″), Pawn Weight: 26 g.
Storage Box Size: 24 cm x 15.2 cm x 8.3 cm.
Suitable Board Square Size: 5 cm to 5.5 cm
- 1.3 KG