J J Cooke Reproduction Chess Men in Ebony 4.4 inch

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  • Regal 4.4 inch (11 cm) king.
  • Broad 2 inch (5.08 cm) bases.
  • Beautifully crafted from ebony.
  • Superb detail and high quality finish.
  • Perfectly weighted and felted.
  • Two additional queens.
  • Suitable for boards with larger squares from 21 inches (53 cm).

Experience the timeless elegance of the official Staunton design with the J J Cooke Reproduction Chess Men in Ebony 4.4 inch. These exquisite chess pieces were originally registered as design number 58,607 under the British Ornamental Designs Act of 1842 by Nathaniel Cooke, located at 198 Strand, London, on 1st March 1849. Today, these luxurious chessmen are crafted by the renowned wood and ivory turners at John Jacques of London, who have been in business since 1795.

The exquisite "Cooke" design is a nod to the original production of Staunton chessmen. Meticulously handcrafted using high-quality ebony and boxwood, these Reproduction Chessmen boast a regal 4.4 inch king and showcase the classic Staunton design. Each piece begins as a solid block of wood, skillfully turned before masterful carvers intricately detail and hand-polish to perfection, making them some of the world's finest chessmen.

At 4.4 inches, the majestic king stands tall with its beautifully crafted finial and intricate double banding design on its collar. The entire set, including the king's loyal army, has been carefully weighted for optimal balance and features billiard cloth on the bases for protection against your board's surface. You will notice that the kings in this set are marked with the date "1849" at the base, showcasing the rich heritage of these ebony reproduction pieces. Additionally, the white knight, white rook, black knight, and black rook are all adorned with the distinctive crown emblem of the king, making it easy to identify their rightful place on the chess board. As befits a luxury brand, this set also includes two extra queens for promotion, adding to the exclusivity and sophistication of these chessmen.

Employing premium ebony and boxwood, this collection is both covetable and a valuable legacy for future generations. The king's substantial size and sturdy base pair best with 21-inch boards featuring larger squares, while our assortment of chess piece cases provide a fitting display for these exquisite decorations.


  • 34 chessmen
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Chess rules
  • Cleaning cloth


King Height 4.4 inches
King Base Diameter 2 inches
King Weight 104 grams
Pawn Height 2.25 inches
Pawn Weight 36 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1.5 inches
Materials Ebony, Boxwood
Number of Queens 4