This rare chess set comes from a collection of red sandalwood sets that we keep for release from time to time. We have had these sets for years as red sandalwood can no longer be imported from India where our fine Staunton chess sets come from. This makes these sets very collectible and growing in value. This is a brand new chess set and we are making a very small quantity of these chess sets available. Our Bridled Stallion blends the uniqueness of a bridled knight design with its size to create one of the most elegant chess sets in our collection. From the pawn to the king, all six pieces are designed with thick columns that add extra weight and stability on the chess board. The hand carved knights with their bridle and reigns are intricately detailed and with the replication only the very best craftsmen in the world can achieve. The king features a unique, one of a kind finial and the queen coronet has sharp distinct points. The king is 4.75" tall with a base of 1.875". The king weighs an impressive 4.3 ounces and the complete set weighs 5 pounds. Pieces have thick green billiard cloth for easy sliding across the chess board and as with most of our chess sets, we include spare queens. Whether a collector or simply looking for a heirloom quality set for your chess game, the Bridled Stallion is sure to please and impress the chess connoisseur.
Please Note: The red sandalwood pieces have darkened with age and will not look as red-orange as they appear in these photos with the pieces under light.
Chess Set Features:
Red Sandalwood & Boxwood
Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel