Standard Chess Set
This Stauntan chess set from Gala Star is classically elegant and stylish. All chess pieces are hand-cast from polystone in the traditional black and white sides. The wooden chess board is set in a frame which is made from polystone and hand-painted with depictions of African scenes and animals.
Gala Star crafting and material details
Both the set’s chess pieces and board frame are cast by hand in polystone (a unique mixture of crushed stone and resin) and the board frame is painted by hand in incredible detail by our exceptionally talented team of South African artists using high-quality Winsor and Newton oil paints. The chess board itself is also carved by hand, as are the molds that are used for the chess pieces.
The playing squares are created from koto and cherry wood, and the entire board is treated in accordance with international import standards and requirements. The board is then set in its polystone frame which boasts a stunning African themed design.
The entire board packed and boxed is 47 cm x 47 cm x 10 cm
We take the utmost care in packing our gorgeous chess sets, such that they are delivered to you safely and in their entirety after the shipping process. The set is wrapped in bubble wrap so that it can absorb any shock while in transit, without sustaining any damage.
The playing board is wrapped in protective bubble wrap, and the chess pieces are kept secure in dye cut foam. The board and pieces are then placed in a sturdy double-walled cardboard box which contains polystyrene packing peanuts which further protect the set during shipping. While we take the greatest care to ensure that the set gets to you in one piece, we know that accidents do happen – so, if any pieces arrived damaged, we will replace them entirely at no cost to you.
All Gala Star products are manufactured in South Africa and therefore shipping takes some time and incurs some costs. Shipping costs to the USA, UK, and Europe from South Africa vary in terms of time and cost.
For Gala Star orders under $150, please note that shipping is still to be added to your order.
We are currently offering free shipping on orders over $150 using EMS but upon order will also offer a shipping upgrade for speedier and more accurate shipping times for orders over $150.
Please refer to our shipping policies page for further details.
Sales tax, VAT, and customs duty
Please note that for all our customers outside of USA and outside South Africa, we do not calculate sales tax, VAT, import or customs duties and these may be due upon the product arriving at your customs office.
For our South African customers, please note that all prices including shipping are quoted excluding VAT (15%) which will be added to the price at checkout. Gala Star is a registered VAT vendor in South Africa.
For our USA customers, we will add any sales tax to your orders where we qualify for Sales Tax registration.