The collection housed in the Jaques 3.5 in. Staunton Chess Set Leather Box is of the highest quality. This Staunton set is the very same design first produced by Jaques of London in the 1850s. It is the chess set that revolutionized the game, and - as an authentic Jaques of London Staunton set - comes with a special certificate to add your name to the Jaques Staunton Chess Set Historical Archives as an integral part of chess history! Every piece here is handmade from boxwood and jet black ebony. Whether for play or display, these magnificent chessmen are stored in a leather-bound casket complete with trays and a beautiful lock and key mechanism to keep your treasures safe and secure. Only 500 sets have been produced, so if you want the finest the world of chess has to offer - carpe diem!