This unique chess set includes are English Upright antique reproduction chess pieces matched with our Walnut and Maple Classic chess board. This antique reproduction originates from the upright chess set patterns being made in the mid-eighteen hundreds in England. There were many variations of the upright pattern produced over the course of fifty years with each one having its own unique characteristic. This pattern features an elegant pedestal that tapers upward to the collar. The knight has an attractive shape common of the upright patterns but is not overly detailed and fragile. This set is made from ebonized and natural boxwood and the pieces are hand polished on a buffing wheel like they would have been finished over a hundred years ago. The king is 4.1" tall and has a base diameter of 1.7". Pieces are weighted for superior balance and stability on the chess board and have thick green baize pads. Though not a true Staunton design, this is an exceptional chess set for a serious chess game with large and heavy Staunton-like pieces. Our Walnut and Maple Classic chess board is made with the finest veneers and sealed in semi-gloss polyurethane protective finish. The squares are 2.25" and the overall size of the board is 21" and .625" thick. A wide black inlay border accentuates the playing area and the bottom of the board has pads to protect whatever surface it sets on. This unique antique reproduction will add interest and visual enjoyment to every game you play.