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Madrid - Moorish Chess Set Several stores around Madrid (and other parts of Spain) displayed elaborate chess sets of various themes
Staunton Metal Chess Set
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Many of the elaborate chess sets used by the aristocracy have been lost, but others partially survive, such as the Lewis chessmen.
Staunton Metal Chess Set
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Chess is a game of strategy and skill, but shopping for a new chess set is pure joy

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  • Though artists often used ivory to create elaborate ornamental chess sets, as in this example, they also used it to produce upscale versions of playing sets that were commonly made from wood. A.B. Barrett & Sons, a London-based manufacturer, created this set in the Northern Upright pattern.

    When Europeans, especially the British, became infatuated with Chinese and Indian decorative arts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Chinese craftsmen began to make increasingly elaborate chess sets to export catering to European tastes. These sets were made for the European Market and probably sold in Macao which was the only place in China where Europeans were allowed to visit prior to the Opium Wars of the 1840s.

  • When Europeans, especially the British, became infatuated with Chinese and Indian decorative arts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Chinese craftsmen began to make increasingly elaborate chess sets to export catering to European tastes. These sets were made for the European Market and probably sold in Macao which was the only place in China where Europeans were allowed to visit prior to the Opium Wars of the 1840s.

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    Dozens of Staunton Chess Pieces!


    Theme Chess Pieces for virtually any topic!


    Elaborate pewter chess sets


    historic themed metal chess sets


    Storage and High-Gloss chess boards


    Chess boards of all woods and sizes


    Imported marble chess sets


    A virtually endless selection of board games

Staunton Metal Chess Set - Chess Sets at Hayneedle