High detailed and accurate Staunton Chess Set model. Fully layered, textured and mapped.
High quality polygonal model, correctly real-world scaled and centered at 0, 0, 0 for an accurate representation of the original object.
- Units: cm - Fully UV textured (unwrapped maps) with all materials applied. - The lighting scene included with the model - Objects are grouped and named according to their real purpose - All object colors can be easily modified. - Clean and optimized topology is used for maximum polygon efficiency. - Model is fully sub-dividable to increase mesh smoothness if needed. - No extra plugin are needed to open scene. - The presentation images were rendered with V-Ray - Renders images have no postprocessing.
Included textures for models: Chess-Wood-L.jpg - 2805 x 4107 Chess-Wood_gloss.jpg - 2805 x 4107 Chess-Wood_bump.jpg - 2805 x 4107 Chess-Wood.jpg - 2805 x 4107 CHESSWBOARD-C.jpg - 4409 x 4409 CHESSWBOARD-B.jpg - 4409 x 4409
The Staunton chess set is composed of a particular style of chess pieces used to play the game of chess According to the rules of chess, this style is to be used for competitions. The journalist Nathaniel Cooke is credited with the design, and they are named after the English chess master Howard Staunton. The first 500 sets were hand signed and numbered by Staunton. This style of set was first made available by Jaques of London in 1849, and they quickly became the standard. They have been used around the world since. The ebony and boxwood sets were weighted with lead to provide added stability and the underside of each piece was covered with felt, allowing the pieces to slide easily across the board. Some ivory sets were made from African ivory. The king sizes ranged from 3 to 4 inches and the sets typically came in a papier-mch case, each one bearing a facsimile of Staunton's signature under the lid.
The Staunton pieces broadly resemble columns with a wide molded base. Knights feature the sculpted head and neck of a horse. Kings, the tallest pieces, top the column with a stylised closed crown topped with a cross patte. Queens are slightly smaller than kings, and feature a coronet topped with a tiny ball (a monde). Rooks feature stylised crenellated battlements and bishops a Western-style mitre. Pawns are the smallest and are topped by a plain ball. Pieces representing human characters (the king, queen, bishop, and pawn) have a flat disk separating the body from the head design; this is called a collar.