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Cavalier set in wood?

  • #1

    Hi All- I just received this Cavalier "style" set in wood. It is triple weighted and has a 4" king. I wouldn't ask but this set is so well made I was wondering if Cavalier ever put out a wood set like this? The grain is very fine and the green felt bottoms look new. The seller states the box is teak wood. I LOVE the knight's comb over lol! And the deep cuts in the Bishops as well. Any Ideas Surprised 

  • #2

    Hi, thanks for sharing!  That is one big horse head Laughing

  • #3

    Where is this set originating from?

  • #4
    NadinTheChessExpert wrote:

    Where is this set originating from?

    I bought it from a seller in Florida USA. It was her father's set. I am wonderng if some company in the '70's or '80's did an homage to Cavalier in wood. It is extremely well done. And no rough spots in the carving at all.

  • #5

    Maybe it's custom made,I don't know any company that did these sets in wood

  • #6
    NadinTheChessExpert wrote:

    Maybe it's custom made,I don't know any company that did these sets in wood

    I agree. I am hoping someone has some old chess magazines with an ad for it in them. Smile

  • #7

    A company called Chesstopia offered ebony and boxwood re-creations of the Cavalier and Drueke Player's Choice.  They closed shop about 10 years ago. I don't think the pictured set is from Chesstopia, though.

    Edit: Pacific Game Co., who produced the Cavalier set, used the "Cavalier" name for other chess items in their product line.  They  did offer a wooden "Cavalier," but it bore no resemblance to the set under discussion.

  • #8
    Crappov wrote:

    A company called Chesstopia offered ebony and boxwood re-creations of the Cavalier and Drueke Player's Choice.  They closed shop about 10 years ago. I don't think the pictured set is from Chesstopia, though.

    Edit: Pacific Game Co., who produced the Cavalier set, used the "Cavalier" name for other chess items in their product line.  They  did offer a wooden "Cavalier," but it bore no resemblance to the set under discussion.

    Do you have any pictures of these sets,are they US made?

  • #9
    NadinTheChessExpert wrote:
    Crappov wrote:

    A company called Chesstopia offered ebony and boxwood re-creations of the Cavalier and Drueke Player's Choice.  They closed shop about 10 years ago. I don't think the pictured set is from Chesstopia, though.

    Edit: Pacific Game Co., who produced the Cavalier set, used the "Cavalier" name for other chess items in their product line.  They  did offer a wooden "Cavalier," but it bore no resemblance to the set under discussion.

    Do you have any pictures of these sets,are they US made?

    I don't have pics, sorry.  I'm fairly certain they were manufactured in India.

  • #10

    Wow! I'm jealous, the Cavalier plastic knights are my favorite. I'm trying to get the 1491 doubled weighted cream and black set but this set is awesome!

  • #11

    Super set Ron. I have the Cavalier set from the Pacific Game Co. in pristine condition with the original box all brand new.  After looking at your wooden set I am tempted now to send my plastic set away to get copied into wood. That set s so cool Ron I like it better than the Lardy or lIberty or Wood sets that were introduced the last years as copies.  Nice find looks brand new and nice it wound up in care of someone who will enjoy it. 

  • #12

    Thanks All. I actually forgot I posted this set. It is one of the best finishes I have ever seen on a set. And is weighted like a Jaques. I think it was the knights with their comb overs that sold me 😃

  • #13

    Wiscmike, I'm looking for your plastic set now. I just purchased the 1498 alabaster variety but I think yours weighs more. Do you know what the total weight is? Who would you send your set to? Someone in Amritsar?

  • #14

    have it put away in a bin with other chess items. Might have taken it out of its box once.  I wish I could ship it to Amistar but just the freight alone would be big time and to commit to a unique set would be a lot of money. Don't have the deep pockets otherwise I just might.

  • #15

    Well, I love your set. I see the alabaster for sale a lot, but not yours. But I really just started looking.

  • #16
    UthorPendragon wrote:

    Wow! I'm jealous, the Cavalier plastic knights are my favorite. I'm trying to get the 1491 doubled weighted cream and black set but this set is awesome!

    You mean this one?

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  • #17

    Yes! Sometimes it comes with a nice plastic box for the pieces also. On the box it says No. 1491

  • #18
    No plastic tray in this box. Three Nos. are given but as this set is ivory and black, it's the 1491. Quite heavily weighted.
  • #19

    I'm almost positive those are the pieces I'm looking for. I think  the king should weigh 65 grams or 2.3 ounces.

  • #20

    Was a very popular set at the time, that and the Druke.  

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