This elegant Staunton chess set is named after Hadrian, the Roman Emperor from 117 to 138. Hadrian is best known for construction of Hadrian's Wall in the Roman province of Britannia which marked the northern limit of Roman empire. These pieces are made from premium quality padauk and boxwood. The knight has a bridle and reigns and finely carved features including ears, eyes, mane, and mouth. The king is 4.4" tall and features an ornate finial that is unique from any other chess set in our collection. 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 crenelations. The pawns are extra-large making them easy to handle during the game. Pieces are heavily weighted and have green baize pads for a soft and cushioned feel on the chess board. The African Padauk is bright and beautiful and polished to a beautiful luster as is the light amber color boxwood. Whether you are a collector or you or simply looking for a special chess set for your chess games that is out of the ordinary, you will love this set!
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 2.375" 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!