Bucephalus Staunton Chess Set in Ebony & Boxwood with Walnut & Maple Mission Craft Chess Board

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This stunning chess set includes our Bucephalus Staunton in ebony and boxwood matched with our South American Walnut and Maple Mission Craft chess board. This set is named after the famous war horse Bucephalus, that Alexander the Great rode throughout his many military conquests in the middle east. Bucephalus is a Greek name meaning "ox head", conjuring the image of a strong, broad and thick head. The knight was designed with this in mind creating a large but intricately detailed knight. Only the very best craftsmen can carve knights with this level of detail including eyes, nostrils, mouth, and teeth. What really stands out on this knight is the large and elegant mane flowing down the horses neck. All of the pieces are beautifully shaped with an elegant profile that forms a cohesive design from king to pawn. The lathe work is extraordinary with compound collars and eloquent lines precisely turned into the base of each piece. This is a large set with a king that is 4.25" tall with a 1.875" base. Pieces are heavily weighted and have thick green baize pads.

Made in America, our South American Walnut and Maple Mission Craft Solid Wood Chess Board is simplistically beautiful and profoundly designed. It's nothing less than a fine piece of handcrafted furniture and is the perfect surface for both playing and displaying your treasured chess set. Made from solid South American Walnut and maple, it has 2.5" squares and measures 23.9" x 23.9" x 1.4" tall. Our Mission Craft Series solid wood chess boards are made for us by a local craftsman extraordinaire and are simply the best solid wood chess boards in the world. No other chess board made today compares in design and features built into this chess board. They are uniquely engineered to prevent warping which is a common problem with most solid wood chess boards. You will find no screws, plates, or other metal hardware on this chess board - it's all old-world woodworking genius.

Chess Set Features:
  • Genuine Ebony & Boxwood
  • Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
  • King Height: 4.5"
  • King Base: 1.875"
  • King Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Chess Set Weight: 88 oz.
  • 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
  • Green Baize Cloth Pads  
  • Recommended Chess Board Size:  2.375" - 2.5" Squares (chessboard is not included)
Chess Board:
  • Square Size: 2.5"
  • Overall Dimensions: 23.875" x 23.875" x 1.375" thick
  • Weight: 12 Lbs.
  • Special finish to protect and seal the wood on every exposed surface.
  • Solid South American Walnut and Maple - no veneer used.
  • Laminated frame to prevent warping.
  • Decorative corner dowels are used to strengthen mitered corners instead of screws and plates to maintain the old-world woodworking integrity.
  • Decorative maple inlay surrounds the frame.
  • Special interlocking design between board and frame to prevent warping.
  • Exposed squares underneath.
  • Special finish to protect and seal the wood on every exposed surface.
  • Thick felt pads to protect the furniture you sit it on.
  • Unique key-hole on back side of frame so the chess board can be hung on a wall.