Berkeley Chess Movie Stars (Brown) Chessmen pieces

Berkeley Chess
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Comprising 32 Chessmen pieces

Utilising a careful process, this range of chess sets are stained in Russet (a contemporary brown). It’s then further stained to add an antique effect. This results in an aged beautiful set that is eye catching and really stands out. They are well weighted with an improved ratio of crushed marble and resin, and then finished with a felt underlay.

Colour: Stained Brown

King Height 5.25" (13.5cm)
King Dia 1.7" (4.4cm)
King Weight 115g (4oz)

The Golden Age of Hollywood is said to have begun in the late 1920’s, from the end of the silent film era and continued through to the late 1950’s. The 1927 film, The jazz Singer, signaled the end of the end to silent films and box office receipts started to climb. This new surge in film popularity gave Hollywood enough momentum to for three decades of successful film making.

During this magical era the big time studios MGM, Paramount, 20th Century Fox and RKO Pictures gave birth to dozens of new stars. many of these would go on to become Hollywood legends like Clark gable, Bette Davies, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergman.

At the very beginning of Hollywood’s Golden Age things were a little slow to start due to the financial troubles caused by the Great Depression. However, Hollywood still managed to produce outstanding movies. These films had a very positive effect providing an escape for audiences who were struggling with the tough times caused by the Depression.

American movie goers reveled in the entertainment of Hollywood’s new found stars who lit up the screen with great flairs and passion and glamour. They laughed with the comedic actors of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers and Mae West.

The creative craftsmen of Berkeley Chess have brought the Golden Age of Hollywood back to life with an imaginative and beautifully detailed chess set. Many of the most popular screen legends are included in the set with the full list of characters as follows:

King:        Charlie Chaplin

Queen:     Mae West

Bishop:    The Marx Brothers

Knight:    W.C. Fields

Rook:       Laurel and Hardy

Pawn:      Keystone Cops

ABOUT BERKELEY CHESS 

Based in the heart of rural Somerset in the South West of England, Berkeley Chess is the brainchild of three experienced business professionals who all have a shared passion for chess. Baron Turner, Michael Lee and Peter Kingett formed the business in early 2017 to answer the growing demand for imaginative and functional gift products which can be supplied with ultra efficiency and flexibility at realistic prices.

The company encapsulates the best of British craft manufacturing combined with innovative designs and state of the art administrative support. The result is a business supplying the most comprehensive collection of decorative chess sets to the specialist gift sector, heritage retail, online operations and mail order markets.

Utilising traditional production techniques each chess set beautifully replicates the original sculptures, painstakingly created by talented artists. The exquisite detail of the design is brought to life by careful development of a silicon mould and a unique staining and polishing technique which emphasises the fine detail of the original figures. Each piece is then finished off with the application of a protective felt base and presented in beautiful yet practical packaging.