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!
- African 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
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.375" - 2.5" Squares (chessboard is not included)
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Absolutely gorgeous! Even under close inspection! No sanding marks no tool marks, lovely semi-gloss finish. Superb knights! Great finial on King!