The Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set

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  • Traditional and unique chessmen.
  • Hand turned carved boxwood.
  • Antinqued and ebonised finish.
  • 3.5 inch (89 mm) king.
  • Weighted and felted.
  • Crown markings.
  • Beautiful 19.7 inchboard crafted in Spain.
  • High quality Black Anegre and Maple.
  • High gloss finish.
  • 1.9 inch playing squares.

The name Harrwitz is a tribute to Daniel Harrwitz, a German-born chess master of the 19th century. Known for his skill and bravery in blindfold games, he played against esteemed opponents such as Howard Staunton, Adolf Anderssen, and Paul Morphy. Sadly, he had to retire due to health issues and passed away at the age of 62 in 1884.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Harrwitz Black and Anegre Staunton Chess Set features traditional yet unique designs made from premium boxwood. The dark pieces undergo an ebonising process while the light pieces are antiqued, resulting in a sophisticated and professional finish that also protects the wood. These exquisite chess pieces will remain a timeless addition to any collection for years to come.

This exquisite chess set features authentic reproduction pieces, complete with the original markings of the king's crown adorning the black knight, black rook, white knight, and white rook. These pieces are strategically placed on the king's flank to easily identify their position on the board. In addition, the 3.5 inch (89 mm) king and all other pieces are weighted for stability and have a protective felt base. To complement such grandeur, we have handpicked the 19.7 inch Black Anegre and Maple board, meticulously crafted by renowned board makers Rechapados Ferrer in Spain. Its precision workmanship, quality veneers, and high gloss finish create a stunning playing field that perfectly reflects the beauty of the chess pieces.


  • 1 chess board
  • 34 chessmen
  • 1 rules booklet
  • Two year warranty


King Height 3.5 inches
King Base Diameter 1.75 inches
King Weight 62 grams
Pawn Height 2 inches
Pawn Weight 22 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1.25 inches
Materials Boxwood, Antiqued boxwood, Black anegre, Maple
Number of Queens 4
Board Size 19.7 inches
Board Thickness 0.7 inches
Square Size 1.9 inches