Luxury Chess Set Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Reveals What Their Favorite Pieces Are and Why

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Luxury Chess Set Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Reveals What Their Favorite Pieces Are and Why

Chess supplies provider, The House of Staunton, reveals their favorite chess pieces and shares information about each.

Everything about the game of chess, including its chess pieces, is intriguing to American owned and operated chess supplier, The House of Staunton.

Shawn Sullivan, President at The House of Staunton explains, "we're all avid chess players and enthusiasts here. Our passion for the game is one of the reasons why we all love where we work."

Some of The House of Staunton's favorite pieces include:

  •      The original 1849 Staunton Luxury Chess Pieces. These pieces are an accurate representation of the original Boxwood and Ebony Staunton Pattern Chessmen that were registered by Nathaniel Cooke in 1849. Cooke worked closely with John Jaques at the time. Jacques was the sole manufacturer of the Staunton design, and both he and Jaques were able to get permission from the leading player of the time, Howard Staunton, to use his name. "As people can probably tell from the name of our company, these pieces are of historical significance to us," Shawn Sullivan said, "they a special place in our hearts."
  •      Mammoth Ivory Luxury Chess Pieces. These chess pieces are made from 40,000-year old Woolly Mammoth Ivory and, like the Staunton Luxury Chess Pieces, these also reflect the exquisite design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern chess set that Cooke registered in 1849. These pieces have a nice heft that underscores their quality. "Chess has a long history of using ivory to make chessmen. So, we're proud to have found a way to maintain that tradition but in an ethical way, without endangering any animals Shawn Sullivan said, "players should take advantage of the opportunity to acquire these pieces now because we believe the U.S. may ban the sale of all ivory products, including those made from deceased Woolly Mammoth tusks."
  •      The House of Staunton Themed Chess Pieces. The House of Staunton offers several themed chess sets. Chess enthusiasts can purchase a legal-themed chess set, a literature-themed chess set, a historical-themed chess set, and more. The House of Staunton offers dozens of different themes. There's something to suit a variety of preferences. "The themed chess sets are whimsical and fun," said Shawn Sullivan, President. "But they are also exceptionally well crafted with incredible detail. They are rare beauties.

About The House of Staunton: As an American locally owned and operated small business, The House of Staunton supplies chess equipment. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world's finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards, and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads!

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070,

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