This luxurious chess set includes our Circa 1800 English Turned Antique Reproduction chess pieces in padauk and boxwood matched with our Padauk and Bird's-Eye Maple Molded Edge Chess Board. This unique and eloquent antique reproduction chess set was produced in the 1840s in England and is commonly referred to as and English Playing set. The Kings and Queens feature well-turned narrow barrel bodies mounted atop baluster-shaped pedestals. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature is the round pyramid shaped base. The rook is represented as pedestal-mounted reticulated towers surmounted with a tapered flagless staff. The Bishop, Knight and Pawn resemble styles seen on typical Barleycorn chess sets. The most noticeable feature of this chess set is the precise lathe work devoted to create and replicate each piece. The craftsmanship is extraordinary. Pieces are made from padauk and boxwood and are weighted to the extent possible given the size of the base.
Our Padauk and Bird's-Eye Maple Molded Edge chess board is one of the most beautiful chess boards in our collection. The padauk is on the most beautiful woods in the world with orange-burgundy colors and with this we contrast the bird's-eye maple for the white squares. This board makes the perfect backdrop for the padauk and boxwood chess pieces. This is an inlaid chess board handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen of Rechapados Ferrer - the quality of the workmanship is unsurpassed. The squares are 2.125" and the overall size of the board is 21.5" and .5" thick. Whether your a collector or looking for a beautiful chess set to display in your home, playing chess with this chess set will add a feel of nostalgia and an extra level of enjoyment to the game!
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