"Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original French Regence Chessmen, these chess pieces are named after the Café de la Régence in Paris. Widely considered the chess Mecca throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, it was frequented by such chess luminaries as Philidor, Saint-Amant, Morphy, Anderssen and even Howard Staunton."
To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the French Regence Series Luxury Chess set. This full Club-sized Chess set features a 4.4" King with a 1.375" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods and feature a striking dual color combination. The White army features both Natural and Antiqued Boxwood, while the Black army features both Antiqued Boxwood and Ebonized Boxwood. The French Regence Series Luxury Chess set has been crafted to replicate the design of the chess pieces used at the Café de la Régence in Paris, France, throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
As with all of our Chessmen, the French Regence Series Luxury Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.