This beautiful chess set includes our Hengroen Staunton in African padauk and boxwood matched with our Padauk and Maple Molded Edge Chess Board. The Hengroen is named after the stallion rode by the legendary King Arthur. The Hengroen brings together the very best features of a heirloom quality set blending traditional Staunton elements with a contemporary design. The knight is beautifully sculpted with realistic features and an elegant pose with its head turned down and mane flowing down the neck. A bridal and breast collar add to the realistic design. Only the very best carvers in the world can accurately carve and replicate the details of this knight from piece to piece. The other pieces are equally crafted with wood turning that is is extraordinary. The Hengroen Staunton is a very large set with a 4.6 inch tall king with a base diameter of 1.9 inches. The pieces are made from the highest quality padauk and boxwood and heavily weighted for good balance and stability on the chess board. The king features a unique cross finial that you will not find on another chess set. The pieces have thick green baize pads so you can slide your pieces across the board or sit down softly. We include an extra queen for each color for pawn promotion and a certificate of authenticity so you will always know what the chess set name is, the type of wood, the year it was made, and where it came from. A must have for the collector!
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, the Hengroen in African padauk matched with this board is unbeatable combination!