J J Cooke Edition Ebony and Antiqued Boxwood Chessmen 4.4 inches

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  • Beautifully crafted from ebony.
  • Unique antiqued boxwood pieces.
  • Superb detail and high quality finish.
  • Broad felted bases.
  • Imperious 4.4 inch (11 cm) king.
  • Perfectly weighted.
  • Suitable for use with boards having larger squares from 21 inch (53 cm) .

In 1849, Nathaniel Cooke registered design number 58,607 under the British Ornamental Designs Act for "an ornamental design for a set of chess-men" at 198 Strand, London. This is how the iconic Staunton Chessmen came into being. The designing rights were licensed to the renowned wood and ivory turning firm founded in 1795, John Jacques of London, which is still in operation today.

The original "Cooke" design of Staunton chessmen is renowned for its exquisite detail and impeccable craftsmanship. These Reproduction JJ Cooke Chessmen, complete with a 4.4 inch king, are meticulously handcrafted from the finest ebony and boxwood by the skilled artisans of a renowned chess workshop. The pieces are first turned from solid wood and then intricately carved with stunning details. With a towering 4.4 inch king and weighted pieces for perfect balance, this set is not only a coveted acquisition, but also a valuable investment and cherished heirloom for generations to come. The use of high-quality ebony and unique antiqued boxwood only adds to the elegance and sophistication of this set. It is recommended to pair these impressive chessmen with a 21-inch board with larger squares to fully showcase their grandeur.


  • 34 chessmen
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Cleaning cloth


King Height 4.4 inches
King Base Diameter 1.97 inches
King Weight 94 grams
Pawn Height 2.25 inches
Pawn Weight 34 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1.5 inches
Materials Ebony, Boxwood
Number of Queens 4