Hadrian Staunton Chess Set with Ebony & Boxwood Pieces - 4.4" King

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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. This is a large club size chess set with a 4.4" tall king and a 1.9" diameter base. The pieces are made from genuine ebony and boxwood and are heavily weighted for exceptional stability on the chess board. The knight features a bridle and reigns and finely carved features including ears, eyes, mane, and mouth. 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 and we include 2 extra queens for pawn promotion. Thick green baize pads on the bottom allow the pieces to easily slide across the chess board and make for a soft landing. Whether you are a collector or looking for just one special chess set to display in your home, the Hadrian is an exceptional choice.

Chess Set Specifications & Features:

  • Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion (Does Not Include Chess Board)
  • Wood: Ebony & Boxwood
  • Finish: Traditional Polished Lacquer
  • King Height: 4.4"
  • King Base: 1.9"
  • King Weight: 4.2 Ounces
  • Chess Set Weight: 88 Ounces
  • Green Baize Cloth Pads
  • Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.375" - 2.5" Squares

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2 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by richard webb on 1st Feb 2016

    All the pieces are breathtaking I recommend this set to anyone collector or not I will use this set but take great care. Awesome set class A all the way. This set is a treasure! The pieces just blow you away with their beauty and elegance and realism

  • 5
    beautiful set all the way

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Feb 2016

    Beautiful set pieces all look wonderful I was blown away by their beauty. Also impressed by the box they came in to protect them. A set this nice deserves great respect I plan on taking great care of the set. This set is A plus all the way I recommend this set to anyone collector or to use as a set to play with. I will defenitly play with this set. Thanx a million chess store this set is a treasure!