This chess set package includes our Imperial Series Set with padauk and boxwood pieces matched with our Padauk and Bird's-Eye Maple Molded Edge 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.
Made in America, our African Padauk and Maple Mission Craft Solid Wood Chess Board is simplistically beautiful and profoundly designed. It's nothing less than a fine piece of handcrafted furniture and is the perfect surface for both playing and displaying your treasured chess set. Our Mission Craft Series solid wood chess boards are made for us by a local craftsman extraordinaire and are simply the best solid wood chess boards in the world. No other chess board made today compares in design and features built into this chess board. You will find no screws, plates, or other metal hardware on this chess board - it's all old-world woodworking genius. Whether you are collector or looking for just one special chess set, the Imperial pieces together with our Mission Craft chess board blends beauty and functionality for display and play.
Chess Set Specifications & Features:
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- African Padauk & Boxwood
- High Gloss Lacquer Finish
- King Height: 3.75"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 2.5 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 56 Ounces
- Green Baize Pads
- Solid African Padauk and Maple - no veneer used
- Polyurethane Semi-gloss Finish
- Square Size: 2.25"
- Overall Dimensions: 21.875" x 21.875" x 1.375" thick
- Weight: 12 Pounds
- Laminated frame to prevent warping
- Decorative corner dowels are used to strengthen mitered corners instead of screws and plates to maintain the old-world woodworking integrity
- Decorative maple inlay surrounds the frame
- Special interlocking design between board and frame to prevent warping
- Exposed squares underneath
- Special finish to protect and seal the wood on every exposed surface
- Thick felt pads to protect the furniture you sit it on
- Unique key-hole on back side of frame so the chess board can be hung on a wall