Our Hungarian Antique Reproduction chess set originates from the country of Hungary and was produced throughout the 1970's during the socialist period. This set has simple shapes and features and was designed with both function and cost. The king has a simple finial and the queen is simply formed without a pointed coronet common on Staunton queens. The bishop has a tall slender miter of the opposite color lacking the traditional slot and the knight lacks detail of any kind. Yet, this set has a distinguished look that collectors and players alike can appreciate. This set is made from ebonized and natural boxwood and hand polished one at a time on a buffing wheel to a fine luster. The king is 3.9" tall and has a base diameter of 1.6". Pieces are weighted for superior balance and stability on the chess board, unlike most of the original sets which were not weighted to save cost. Pieces have thick green baize pads for a soft feel on the chess board. Though not a true Staunton design, this is an exceptional chess set for a serious chess game with large and heavy Staunton-like pieces. This unique antique reproduction will add interest and visual enjoyment to every game you play
- Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood Pieces
- King Height: 3.9"
- King Base: 1.6"
- King Weight: 2.2 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 38 Ounces
- Green Baize Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.125" - 2.25" Squares (chessboard is not included)