Carton-Pierre Casket Reproduction

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Product Description: A masterfully crafted and accurate reproduction of the Carton-Pierre Casket which is produced here in the USA using the same materials as the original. The Carton-Pierre casket dates all the way back to the mid-19th Century. The Carton Pierre-caskets housed the Jaques Staunton Chessmen. and were available as an option from 1849 until October of 1889, The Carton-Pierre casket was designed in 1849 for Leuchars by Joseph L. Williams using the carton-pierre material designed and manufactured by George Jackson & Sons. These Neo-Gothic Sarcophagi were produced solely to house the revolutionary new Staunton Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cooke and introduced by Jaques of London in September of 1849. Please note that these are REPRODUCTION caskets. The Carton-Pierre caskets are hand-made in the U.S.A. and is a very labor-intensive undertaking.. Available in Two Sizes: STANDARD CARTON-PIERRE CASKET Exterior Dimensions: 8" Wide (Base) x 5.5" x 4.5" Tall Interior Dimensions: 6.5” Wide, 4.5” Front to Rear and 3.5” Deep * Accommodates Library, Tournament, or small club-size Size (4" King) 32 Piece Staunton chess sets

LARGE CARTON-PIERRE CASKET Exterior Dimensions: 8.75" Wide (Base) x 6.5" x 5.25" Tall Interior Dimensions: 6.5” Wide, 4.5” Front to Rear and 4.5” Deep * Accommodates Jaques Full Club Size 32 Piece Chess Sets *Please note that these caskets are manufactured as an exact reproduction of the original. They were never designed to accommodate any of the larger full club size chess sets with four Queens. They were designed to accommodate the Jaques original or House of Staunton reproduction Chess pieces, which typically have smaller Knights and Pawns. Unfortunately, the larger 4.4” Full Club size sets with the more ornate and larger pieces and four queens will not fit inside of the large casket.

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A 25% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 40% handling charge. Damages & defects must be reported to us within 14 days.
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