£675.00 – £915.00
Right at the core of Geoffrey Parker is our luxury leather chessboards, handmade to order by our master craftsmen to your design. Our chessboards are compiled from separate pieces of Dauphin calf leather and we can make these boards in numerous chequer sizes, colourways & thicknesses. We tend to make a chequer’s width (where possible) around the playing chequers for the frame so that taken pieces can be put there if required. A non-slip charcoal suedette is used to trim the underside of the chessboards. The two thicknesses of chessboards available are single thick; 18mm / 0.71″ thick, and our double thick; 41mm / 1.61″ thick.
LUXURY CHESS SET
Our luxury chess set is perfect for a player of any skill level; for those who love a game in the evening to those who play competitively.
Handmade in our Essex workshops these stunning and vibrant chess set are nothing short of beautiful; created to stay on display they can take pride of place in your living room inviting everybody to play.
STAUNTON CHESS SET
This stunning board features our classic Staunton chess set which works harmoniously with this beautiful piece of leatherwork. This luxury chess board features a printed leather chess board with a 51mm chequer sits inside the plinth which then is lifted up to store the 3.75″ triple weighted chessmen stowed snugly in their individual black felt compartments.
As with all our products, this board is handmade to order. This enables us to offer a high level of customisation, but it does take time to make.
3.75 Triple Weighted Staunton Chess
£1,195.00 – £3,815.00
There is no better accompaniment to a beautiful leather chessboard than a luxurious leather-bound chess cabinet or book box to house those precious chessmen. This collection of boxes showcases our stylish ways of presenting your luxury chess set.
£2,655.00 – £3,815.00Our stylish & luxurious book boxes are the perfect accessory for the gentleman who loves playing chess.
Bound by hand in our finest calf leather, these beautiful hand embossed book boxes are the ultimate housing for your chess set. Inside the box is a sumptuous suede recess for your chessmen to sit comfortably and safely when not in play. The “pages” of the “books” can either be suede to match the inside or leather. The embossing to the spine can be in gold or silver and the key lock will be made to match.
A matching inlaid leather chessboard can be supplied to complement these luxury book boxes.
£1,500.00 – £3,660.00
Our luxury chess plinths are as iconic as the game itself, hand bound in leather on our signature scallop-sided plinth. These sets are available in our specialist gaming calf leather and exotic water-snake across different sizes & styles of chessmen.
£2,345.00A hint of “bling” for a traditional piece.
Swarvorski™ clear crystals are inlaid into the top edge of the Dauphin calf leather scalloped sided chess board plinth and around the base to give a bit of sparkle to a rather reserved (at times) game!
A Club class Boxwood Staunton chess set completes the piece with the pieces stowed safely away in the felt lined and padded plinth interior. the chessboard in hand inlaid leather.
£3,550.00 – £4,330.00A special edition chess set celebrating this mementoes match. Still thought of as “THE” World Championship game all others are judged by.
Reykjavik, Iceland 1972 sees at the height of the Cold War, the young brash American genius; Bobby Fischer, take on the dependable and seemingly unbeatable Russian, Boris Spassky for the World Chess Championship.
After much drama, Fischer finally won the Championship. Spassky returned home to the USSR in disgrace as this was seen as much as a defeat of political ideology as the loss of a chess match! However, he continued to play on; winning the Soviet title again the following year. Fisher’s life was one of turmoil and culminated in his passing a few years ago almost destitute in the very place where his fame and fortune was won, in Reykjavik.
We offer this historic Staunton pattern, these are hand carved in Boxwood and Ebony as they were back in 1972 and by Jaques of course; and celebrate this match by embossing the King’s bases of the chess piece with the legend “Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 – Jaques London – Howard Staunton” and with a facsimile of Howard Staunton’ s signature in either gold or silver. Extra Queens are provided as standard and the King size is 89 mm/ 3.5″.
A pair of handsome leather book-boxes, a Geoffrey Parker classic design of the same period; is reproduced again with suede “pages” and gold embossing to each spine with the same legend as the King’s bases. A matching inlaid leather chessboard finishes this collector’s piece.
£4,420.00 – £50,000.00The original award-winning design…
Created by Geoffrey in the 1960’s evolving through a number of designs and metals – always with leather inlays; editions were tried in brass, aluminium and eventually, London hallmarked Sterling silver with 3 microns of gold leaf was settled on as the final design.
Going on to win the Design Centre award for their 1977 edition which was created to celebrate HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee. A matching inlaid leather chessboard was created with a Sterling silver-gilt hall-marked frame which is, in turn, inlaid with leather also.
A pair of beautiful suede lined leather-bound book-boxes keep these previous pieces safely. Since those days we have introduced on almost all of our chess sets extra Queens and our Silver Jubilee set is no exception. The King’s Rook (Castle) and Knight have crowns embossed in gold to identify them from the Queen’s (the Bishops are considered “divine” without allegiance to Crown).
This magnificent set is available in any of our Dauphin calf colours (see below) or of course in Alligator, Ostrich or Water Sanke if preferred. Similarly, the set can be made just in Sterling silver or in solid Gold, rather than Silver-gilt – please ask for pricing on these different versions.
£164.00 – £905.00
Our collection of beautiful hand carved chess sets in the traditional Staunton style, Intricately carved in Rosewood & Boxwood these familiar wooden chessmen are the perfect accompaniment to any collection or board. From our club style Boxwood Staunton sets to our championship Rosewood pieces, browse our collection to find the perfect set for you.
Adding a touch of fun & nostalgia to our chess sets; we utilise our printing machine to recreate a series of themed watercolour illustrations onto our luxury leather chess sets. Themed children’s chess sets include J.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. They are all completed with a set of hand-painted crushed stone & resin chessmen.
Those pieces, of course, had a significant price tag especially as the pieces had to be balanced and meet the approval of the venerable United States Chess Federation as to an ideal playing weight. Therefore with the cost of silver and gold, although this was admired by many; few could afford it in its opulent original presentation. So in the mid-eighties, Max experimented like his father with all manner of materials, from a graphite coated aluminium with extra weights but finally finishing in a solid brass with chrome plating, which looks stunning and allowed folk to own this magnificent design themselves without having to break the bank.
The King’s playing pieces; the Rook and Knight are embossed with his crown (the Bishops being divine without allegiance to Crown only to God) and of course, there is a pair of extra Queens as well. The set is hand inlaid throughout in our Dauphin calf leather (see below colour swatch). A slim leather-bound cabinet presents and protects these beautiful pieces set into black felt – a matching inlaid leather chessboard can be ordered separately.
£3,330.00 – £4,105.00
Our striking modern ‘Silver Jubilee’ chess set is the perfect luxury addition to any contemporary chess collection. Handmade to order & bound in our finest leather (a choice of Dauphin Calf or Water-Snake) these chess sets twin modern engineering with traditional leather craft.
£1,550.00 – £1,695.00
Our stunning bedouin chess set can be completed with Dauphin calf leather or watersnake depending on your preference. If you’d like to see a range of colours available in our water snake leather please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A modern variation on the classic chess sets of the past. These contemporary chessmen showcase the twinning of metal & leather to stunning effect. Winner of the converted Design Centre award in 1977 for the two sets created for HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
The King’s playing pieces; the Rook and Knight are embossed with his crown (the Bishops being divine without allegiance to Crown only to God) and of course, there are a pair of extra Queens as well. The set is hand inlaid throughout in our Dauphin calf leather. The King stands 57.33 mm / 2.25″ and suits a chessboard chequer size of 45 mm / 1.77″.
£6,350.00Truly aimed at the avid player who does not want to compromise!
Many of our customers are both keen Backgammon and Chess players who wants to offer the very best to their competitors when on the move. So we at Geoffrey Parker thought well, OK, let’s put two professional specification pieces together – yes it may weigh a bit but perhaps someone will bring it onto the deck for you or to your salon table? Neatly stowed away within one attaché case is another attaché case!
Firstly there is our famous tournament size Backgammon, fully hand inlaid in leather (or wood) and available in all the usual specifications our Championship boards carry. Then lying inside is a slim professional folding Chessboard attaché; fully hand inlaid in matching leather livery and containing safely stowed in padded sumptuous suede; a chess set of your choosing. Of course, you may wish to take these to separate destinations or allow your friends to disappear to their suite with one or the other; but at the end of the day, they make easy bedfellows and can be neatly stowed away for when the next travel bug bites!
To really complete your Geoffrey Parker chess set – a matching professional Chess clock. Available in all of our Dauphin calf leather colours with contrast trim to colour coordinate with your chessboard these clocks are essential for the avid or professional player.
Hand-turned by our master turner out of kiln-dried and seasoned hardwood, these magnificent garden Chess pieces are weighted for stability and lacquered to withstand a sudden downpour of English rain!
A complete set of 34 pieces (yes, we include extra Queens for Castling) are raised slightly by an inserted rubber ring to remove contact with the damp ground for longevity.
This set will be the talk of your parties and a great amusement either in the garden or on a beautiful marble entrance hall. Classic; understated elegance and attention to detail, second to none. “One instinctively knows when something is right”.
Handmade to order over a 4 to 6 month period in hardwoods of your choice – each piece is individually boxed so they can be stowed safely away when the weather turns is inclement.
Price available on request – this is due to the different wood finishes it’s available in.
£2,770.00 – £4,795.00
We offer two sizes of travel Chess case; a full-size attaché or a slim half-sized version. These cases can house the below chess sets. Prices and details are as follows, prices in GB Pounds Sterling.
Full size attaché: 540 x 540 x 90 mm or 21.25″ x 21.25″ x 3.5″ (plus handle/locks).
Half size attaché: 570 x 240 x 55 mm or 22.5″ x 22.5″ x 2.375″ (plus handle/locks).