This beautiful chess set includes our Hadrian Staunton with padauk and boxwood pieces matched with our Walnut Burl and Whitened Bird's-Eye Maple chess board from Italfama. This exquisite 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. 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 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. Pieces are heavily weighted and have green baize pads for a soft and cushioned feel on the chess board. The padauk is bright and beautiful and the boxwood the perfect light amber color. 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!
From the craftsmen at Italfama in Italy, this stunning chess board made from the finest walnut burl and whitened bird's-eye maple veneer is one of the most beautiful in our collection and compliments the Hadrian padauk and boxwood pieces wonderfully. Walnut burl has unique and beautiful character with rich brown colors that intermingle creating in irregular patterns making each chess board a unique creation. The high gloss polyurethane gives the chess board a glass-like finish that enhances the color and depth of the irregular burl wood patterns. The whitened bird's-eye maple used for the white squares creates a wonderful contrast next to the darker walnut burl. A black delimiter defines the playing area from the extra wide frame gives this elegant chess board visual balance. Whether you are a collector or simply looking for one special chess set to display use for your games at home, you will not find a more beautiful combination.
- Padauk & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 4.4"
- King Base: 1.875"
- King Weight: 4.2 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 88 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Baize Cloth Pads
- Material: Walnut Burl & Whitened Bird's-Eye Maple Veneers and Other Wood Material
- Finish: High Gloss Polyurethane (glass-like finish)
- Square Size: 2.375"
- Width of Border: 2.375"
- Dimensions: 23.5" x 23.5" x .75"
- Made in Italy