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Robert Fox
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For the longest time, I've always wanted a really nice chess set to use as living room show piece. I've seen a few really good ones while growing up, but a recent search on the Internet didn't turn anything that interested me. Anyone know a dealer or store that makes/sells such chess sets?

Robert
 
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Paul DeStefano
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www.chessusa.com

Ask for Steve. He was set to retire, but he still hangs out there sometimes as far as I last heard. Tell him Paul D sent you his way. If Steve isn't around anymore, you should still check it out.

Careful drilling into the website will also reveal a picture of me from about 20 years ago.
 
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Robert Fox
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Thanks!

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There are all sorts of interesting Chess Sets.

I enjoy browsing ebay's chess sets listings.

I also have a web page with lots of links to sources of interesting sets - see my "In Search of Unusual Chess Sets": http://www.eldrbarry.net/hatr/chess/unusual.htm for some interesting browsing.

I recently added a link to Jim Arnold's site - he hand carves a interesting variety of wooden sets - and can custom make Chess sets on unusual themes.

My chess pages have pictures of my collection of sets. Follow the link to Eldrbarry's Chess Links at the bottom of the page to get to them.

- Eldrbarry

 
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jim arnold
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Hi Robert:

Check out my gallery at 'Yessy.com'...when you get to the home page enter 'Jim Arnold' in the search box and my gallery will appear. You can then click on a title or picture which will lead you to a LARGE photo with other pics descriptions, etc. There are a couple sets at my gallery that aren't posted on my website.

In any event, I mostly do private commission work, where we can come up with a theme of your choosing, brainstorm a piece line-up, followed by me sending sketches for your review, we can 'tweak' them to get everything exactly as you would like it. I also do something not many others do and that is to customize the board too! Linking the themed pieces to the themed board whether its a table-top model, stand alone table, or a full sized 4' by 4'coffee table. Either way you are assured of getting a one-of-a-kind-in-the-world chess set (signed and dated)...After we establish what it will look like, I can quote you a price and we take it from there.

Unlike others, I'm not a clearing house, or manufacturers representative, I don't sub-out anything. The entire set, pieces and tables, everything, handmade by myself, from picking out the wood to applying the finish to packing it up. I also 'play' quite a bit which helps out with piece design, these aren't fragile little dinky pieces, they are MEANT to be played with as well. Making chess sets is all I do.

Thanks and Good Luck with your Search!

Jim Arnold,
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Art-carvedchesssets.com
 
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