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The French series chessmen are the definition of elegant form and function and a well recognized Staunton design. Designed to withstand rigorous play, the quality, and craftsmanship are superior to many chessmen in the price range. This means you'll have a set that will delight the chess player game after game.
The sturdy pieces are heavily weighted for that amazing feel and have no delicate points to break or chip. Felted for smooth play and protection of a wooden chessboard surface, the boxwood pieces are made by some of the world's best India craftsmen and are polished and stained for the wonderful look and feel you will enjoy for a long, long time.
If a piece is every lost, broken, or disabled by a house pet, Chess House can easily help you receive a replacement part even years later.
See chessboard options for recommended styles we have paired and photographed for your convenience.
Features and Specs
- King height: 3 7/8" (3.85" / 97.5 mm)
- King base: 1 7/16" (1.44" / 36.5 mm)
- King weight: 2.3 oz
- Pawn height: ~2" (1.97" / 50 mm)
- 37.4 oz set weight
- 32 Pieces + 2 Extra queens for that occasional pawn promotion
- Thick green felt bases
- Boxwood and Ebonized Boxwood
- Made in India
- Lifetime piece replacement with Chess House
Very nice wooden chess pieces! Beautiful, with a nice solid feel and weight in the hand when moving. Makes a sweet 'thud' after a move on a wooden board. Personally, I love the contrast of the black pieces against the walnut/boxwood squares. The photo shows the pieces paired with a 16" board, which aren't crowded, although most recommend a 19" board for pieces this size.
Everything I've ordered from The Chess House is fantastic, and the customer service is without equal.