nThe Austrian coffeehouse chessmen, like our different replica Victorian-era taking part in sets, are reintroduced with those special touches that solely the master will add, and are a part of the Pre-Staunton Signature Series.
nThese late Victorian Austrian coffeehouse chess sets; also known as Old Vienna or Viennese Coffeehouse chess sets; have an elegant charm and had a ubiquitous presence through parts of Europe extending into the 20th Century. The King of our exquisite recreation stands 4″ tall and pleasantly weighted.
nThis design certainly influenced by the Staunton pattern. The chessmen are very durable with few, if any, weak areas in the design which could be broken during spirited handling. Due to their broad bases, the chessmen are quite stable and, as a result, these sets are quite playable.