No design has influenced the game of chess more than the original 1850s Staunton pattern - a design perfectly reproduced in the Jaques 4.4 in. Staunton Chess Set Mahogany Box. This is a collection that impressed the first British chess World Champion so much that he agreed to have every set adorn his name and signature. That's why, when you open the mahogany case to reveal boxwood and jet black ebony pieces resting on English leather, you'll also see that certificate of authenticity bearing the signature of Howard Staunton. The rich mahogany casket is also built with brass hardware including a lock and key to keep your chessmen safe. Whether you wish to play with the best or keep them as an heirloom for generations to come, Jaques of London's Staunton set is sure to be a prized possession.