This chess set package includes our Imperial Series Set with padauk and boxwood pieces matched with our Elm Burl and Erable Chess Board. Our Imperial offers a traditional Staunton design blended with contemporary features creating a unique and elegant chess set. Handcrafted by our highly skilled artisans, pieces are made from the finest quality African padauk and boxwood and lacquered to both protect and enhance the beauty of the wood. Each and every piece is thoughtfully designed to create an elegant profile and cohesive appearance from pawn to king. The knight is the star of this set with its strong posture and intricate features that only the best carvers in the world can replicate from piece to piece. The is a regulation size set with a 3.75" tall king. The pieces are heavily weighted for exceptional balance and stability while thick green baize pads allow the pieces to slide smoothly across the chess board. We include 2 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.
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- Wood: African Padauk & Boxwood
- Finish: Gloss Lacquer
- King Height: 3.75"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 2.5 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 56 Ounces
- Green Baize Pads
- 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