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Bucephalus Staunton Chess Set in Ebony & Boxwood with Walnut & Maple Moulded Edge Chess Board

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This exquisite chess 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 set is made from the highest quality African padauk and boxwood and the pieces are heavily weighted for for exceptional stability on the chess board. This is a large set with a king that is 4.25" tall with a 1.875" base. The king features a highly ornate finial that is unique from any other chess set in our collection.

This beautiful Walnut and Maple Molded Edge chess board is made for us by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain, the preeminent wood chess board manufacturer in the world. The craftsmanship and quality of the inlay work is unsurpassed. The black molded edge accentuates the rich brown colors of the walnut and a colorful briar wood inlay delineates the squares. The squares are 2.375" and the chess board measures 23.5" overall and is .625" thick. The chess board is finished in a satin polyurethane finish for a soft shine. The colors of the walnut and maple make for an excellent backdrop for the beautiful obsidian black ebony and boxwood pieces.

Chess Pieces:

  • 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:

  • Material: Walnut & Maple Veneer & Wood Materials
  • Finish: Satin Polyurethane (soft sheen)
  • Square Size: 2.375" (actual 60 mm)
  • Dimensions: 23.5" x 23.5" x .5"
  • Felt Corner Pads
  • Imported from Spain, Rechapados Ferrer is the largest manufacturer and the most recognized name of high quality wood chess boards in the world.