From the workshop of Italfama in Florence, Italy, comes this beautiful chess set that includes their combination metal and wood Classic Staunton Chessmen matched with their Elm Burl and Erable Chess Board. This attractive set incorporates wood columns between a metal base and top for an elegant chess set design. The metal surface of each piece is decorated with a unique ornamental engraving giving them a luxurious appearance. The king is 7.5 cm (approx. 3") tall and has a base diameter of 2.5 cm (approx. 1"). The pieces are made from solid cast zinc formed by the old-world lost-wax casting process and are brass and nickel plated. The pieces are lacquered to prevent them from ever tarnishing and have felt pads embossed with the Italfama logo.
This colorful elm burl and whitened bird’s-eye maple chess board from Italy makes a stunning backdrop for these chess pieces. Elm burl is one of the most beautiful woods in the world with rich brown-orange colors and irregular grain patterns that swirl in every direction. Each piece of wood creates a unique chess board unlike any other. This is an inlaid board made with the highest quality veneer and assembled with precision by the skilled craftsmen at Italfama. It has 1.5” squares and measures 16.5” overall. This board and pieces together not only makes a wonderful chess set for your game at home, but will add interest and purpose to your décor.