This elegant chess set includes our Cyrus Staunton in genuine ebony and boxwood with our Walnut and Maple Molded Edge chess board. Th Cyrus is large club size chess set with unique and elegant features extending Staunton design well beyond the ordinary. This beautiful Staunton chess set is named after Cyrus the Great, King of the Persian Empire that conquered both the Median and Babylonian empires. All of the pieces are unique in their shape and have detail unlike any other Staunton chess set. The knight is artistically designed with elegant and intricate features that are meticulously hand carved including the eyes, nostrils, mouth, teeth and a flared mane. The king is 4.4" tall and features an ornate finial that is unique from any chess set in our collection. The lathe work is extraordinary with compound collars and graceful precisely turned into the base of each piece. The pawns are extra-large making them easy to handle during your game.
The ebony and boxwood chess pieces look stunning contrasted against out Walnut and Maple Molded Edge chess board. This is an inlaid chess board made for us by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain - the craftsmanship and quality is unmatched. The black molded edge accentuates the rich brown colors of the walnut and a colorful briar wood inlay surrounds the squares. The squares are 2.375" and the chess board measures 23.5" overall and .625" thick.