We were instrumental in introducing into the UK a new series of designs based on past masters such as Howard Staunton the British Grand Master. These superb pieces have been carefully produced using a technique to add patina to the boxwood. These beautiful pieces represent a styling of a bygone era, reminiscent to that of the golden age designed around the very popular Jaques of London
We stock the finest antiqued chess sets on the market. Our directors have spent countless hours in meetings with our manufacturers discussing the precise specifications and aesthetics we wanted to achieve in these fine collection edition chessmen. Suffice to say the end results are very impressive. The Official Staunton range of pieces is without doubt amongst the finest we have ever had the pleasure of bringing to the market. Invest in a sublime heirloom, we know you will love them as do we!
Browse our range of quality hand crafted travel chess sets we have a great selection of styles and sizes to suit every budding grandmaster. We are stockists of the English company products which have a higher benchmark quality than most other retailers stock. We have magnetic and non magnetic and a selection of budget products imported from Poland which are both practical and very good value. One of our most popular is our 14 inch folding sheesham set constructed from solid wood. This set is superb as it is a larger travel type and would suit the club/pub player
BOARDS MADE IN ITALY
As a major player in the industry we have the resources to purchase in very large volume, which in turn means we are able to secure the best prices from our manufacturers and pass the savings over to you the customer. We have secured a sole distribution of what can only be described as the very best quality chess boards on the current market. Our prestige range of boards are manufactured in Sorrento, Italy. The quality benchmark of these superb boards is second to none. Many other retailers import similar boards from Spain however there is a vast difference in quality and whilst they will list them as high quality we have found to our expense this is not the case. Rest assured the Italians are Masters in inlaid marquetry work and we are delighted to be partnered with one of the oldest and most respected inlaid specialists in the World today.
GENUINE LIMITED EDITIONS
We have a sublime collection of the world's finest hand carved pieces. Back in 2010 we commissioned a collection of 5 original designs, of which the Andalusian chess set was the flagship. The Andalusian set was a huge success and very soon became a world wide must have in your collection, set. Since its launch, unfortunately many unscrupulous retailers such as The Regency Company have had copies made of this beautiful design and have devalued the set by flooding the market with cheap low quality knock off's! If you are a collector or budding grandmaster or perhaps you would like to gift the perfect set to a friend or loved one, then make sure you purchase an original Andalusian from us or one of our approved distributors. An authentic certificate and letter from our directors is supplied with each sale. Original sets have a leather base on the sovereigns and each base has a motif logo embossed onto them. Without this authenticity trio, certificate, letter and logo, all other are fake and in breach of copyright. Beware of cheap imitations.
Due to our booming business and ever increasing sales platforms, we are very pleased to announce the planned erection of a new warehouse! June this year we welcome the builders whom will make headway with laying footings to secure the new build warehouse. We anticipate the warehouse will be completed in approx. 6 weeks. It will be a relief for us as our main storage building is packed to capacity full to the brim with all sorts of hand carved collectible board games, not to mention the odd wooden chess piece! What is also on the cards is the launch of the Bath wooden chess pieces, originally manufactured by Amritsar Ivory Works and sold by The Regency Chess company here in the UK. So be sure to check back (no pun intended) and browse our fine range and look out for new additions to our catalogue. We hope you enjoy your shopping experience here at Chessmaze, The UK's Premier Supplier.
Our parent company have recently created a superb brand called Official Staunton with the focus on purveying reproduction sets in line with the original designs of circa 1849 Staunton Chess Sets