This chess set includes our Hadrian Staunton in genuine ebony and boxwood matched together with our Black and Ash Burl Deluxe chess board. This elegant chess set is named after Hadrian, the famous Roman Emperor and military administrator that ruled from 117 to 138. Hadrian is known for having re-built the Pantheon and building the Temple of Venus and Roma but his most famous work was Hadrian's Wall which stretch for over 73 miles across Britain and marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. The Hadrian features a bridle and reigns and finely carved features including ears, eyes, mane, and mouth. This is a club size set with a 4.4" tall king and an extra wide base. The king has an ornate finial that that incorporates two small balls, one on each side of the finial. The lathe work is extraordinary with compound collars and eloquent lines turned into the base. Even the rook stands out as an extraordinary piece with its' unique parapet and crenellations. The pawns are extra-large making them easy to handle during the game.
From Italfama in Italy, their Elm Burl and Erable chess board is one of the most beautiful chess boards in our collection. Elm burl is a unique and colorful wood with brown and orange colors that intermingle creating irregular patterns. The rich colors of the elm burl create a stunning backdrop against the ebony and boxwood chess pieces. This is an inlaid chess board handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen of Italfama - the quality of the workmanship is unsurpassed. The squares are 2.375" and the overall size of the board is 23.5" and .75" thick. Whether you are a collector or looking for your one special chess set, you will be thoroughly pleased with Bucephalus!
- Ebony & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 4.4"
- King Base: 1.875"
- King Weight: 4.2 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 88 Ounces
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Material: Elm Root & Maple Veneers and Other Wood Material
- Finish: Semi-gloss Polyurethane (soft satin finish)
- Square Size: 2.375"
- Dimensions: 23.5" x 23.5" x .75"
- Made in Italy