American War of Independence chess pieces


Depicting the opposing sides of the American War of Independence, these pieces are cold-cast and stained to give an antique ebony/ivory finish. 

Key figures:

The Americans

  • King: General George Washington
  • Queen: Betsy Ross
  • Bishops: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson
  • Knight: Marquis de Lafayette and Benedict Arnold
  • Castle: Independence Hall, Philadelphia
  • Pawn: Privates of the Third New Jersey Regiment

The British

  • King: King George III
  • Queen: Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III
  • Bishops: Sir William Howe and Frederick Lord North, Prime Minister to King George
  • Knight: General Charles, Earl Cornwallis and Benedict Arnold
  • Castle: Tower of London
  • Pawn: Private of the Grenadier Company of the Coldstream Guards

Made from cold-cast powdered marble and resin in Somerset.