Our magnificent new Cyrus Staunton is a large club size chess set with unique and elegant features extending Staunton design well beyond the ordinary. This beautiful Staunton chess set is named for Cyrus the Great, King of the Persian Empire that conquered both the Median and Babylonian empires. Cyrus was one of the great military strategists of all time and we think an appropriate name with which to honor this chess set.
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 which creates movement. 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 pieces are heavily weighted with green baize pads for a soft and cushioned feel on the chess board. Pieces are hand carved from African Padauk, a simply stunning, rich red-orange color and light amber color boxwood; each wood polished to a beautiful luster. African Padauk is commonly referred to as blood rosewood.
Our Padauk and Bird's-Eye Maple Molded Chess Board is made from African Padauk, that same stunning red-orange color of the Cyrus Staunton chess pieces and the rich amber color of the maple. A striking combination with the Cyrus Staunton.
When this board is combined with the Cyrus Staunton chess set, together they are nothing less than a true piece of art.
Whether you are a collector or looking for a very special chess set and board, we know you will be thoroughly pleased when you select the Deluxe Cyrus Staunton!