This package includes our Hallett of High Holborn Antique Reproduction Chess Set with ebony and boxwood pieces matched with our Elm Burl and Erable Chess Board and Classic Elm Burl Chess Box. Our skilled craftsmen have recreated this exquisite chess set based on the original set produced by William Hallett of High Holborn back during the Victorian period in England. Each piece is beautifully designed with shapes and features commonly seen on English sets back in the mid-1800s. The knights are quite eloquent with a mane that looks different on each side. These pieces are made of genuine ebony and boxwood and have a traditional polished lacquer finish the makes the ebony shine like black obsidian. This is a large and heavy set with the king standing 4" tall and with a base diameter of 1.7". Pieces have green billiard cloth pads for a soft cushion on the chess board and are heavily weighted for exceptional balance and stability. We include two extra queens for pawn promotion.
Our Elm Burl and Erable Chess Board is made for us by Italfama in Italy, the leading chess manufacturer in Europe. Elm burl is one of the most beautiful burl woods in the world with a wide range of brown-orange colors and unique burl wood patterns. The erable is whitened bird's-eye maple and looks and creates a striking contrast with the rich colors of the elm burl. This is an inlaid chess board made from the finest quality elm burl and erable veneer and sealed with a matte polyurethane finish to protect and enhance the beauty of the wood. The precise inlay work by the craftsmen is remarkable. The chess board has 2.125" squares accentuated by a black inlay delimiter and surrounded by an extra wide frame. The overall size of the board is 21.75" and is .625" thick.
The chess box is wonderfully constructed and reminiscent of the old heirloom quality chess boxes from many years ago. The box is covered in elm burl veneer and the interior is lined with a thick green baize just like we use for the pads on our chess pieces. The box has a divider in the center for storing the black and white pieces separately. We used high quality recessed hinges and a brass plated lock for securing the lid. We include 2 keys in case one ever gets lost. Whether you are a collector or just looking for one special chess set for home, the Fierce Knight chess set with this beautiful chess board is an unbeatable combination.
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- Ebony & Boxwood Pieces
- Traditional Polished Lacquer Finish
- King Height: 4"
- King Base: 1.7"
- King Weight: 3 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 52 Ounces
- Green Baize Pads
- Includes certificate of authenticity so you will always know the chess set is, where it came from, the year it was made and where it came from
- Elm Burl & Erable (Whitened Bird's-Eye Maple) Veneer over Wood Composites
- Matte Polyurethane Finish
- Black Inlay Delimiter Around Squares
- Square Size: 2.125"
- Overall Dimensions: 21.75" x .625" Thick
- Made for The Chess Store by Italfama
- Elm Burl Veneer over Wood Composites
- Matte Polyurethane Finish
- Brass Plated Hardware
- Emerald Green Baize Lining
- Outside Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.625" x 4.25"
- Inside Dimension: 8.75" x 5.625" x 3" (1" space above in lid)