This chess set includes our Marengo Staunton in genuine ebony and boxwood matched with our South American Walnut and Maple Mission Craft chess board. This spectacular chess set is named after Napoleon Bonaparte's famous Arabian stallion for which he rode during the famous battle of Marengo. This chess set takes Staunton design to a new level with its artistic and elegant features. The knight is beautifully sculpted with realistic features and an elegant pose with its mane flowing back and head turned down. Only the best carvers in the world can accurately carve and replicate the details of this knight from piece to piece. All of the pieces are beautifully shaped with a unique and elegant profile that creates a coherent pattern from pawn to king. The lathe work is simply extraordinary. The Marengo is a large set with a king that is 4.25" tall and a base of 1.875". The king features a highly ornate finial that is unique from any other chess set in our collection. The pieces have thick green baize pads so you can slide your pieces across the board or sit down softly.
This beautiful Walnut and Maple Moulded Edge chess board is made for us by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain, the preminent wood chess board manufacturer in the world. The craftsmanship and quality of the inlay work is unsurpassed. The black moulded edge accentuates the rich brown colors of the walnut and a colorful briar wood inlay delineates the squares. The squares are 2.375" and the chess board measures 23.5" overall and is .625" thick. An excellent chess board for the backdrop of these beautiful jet black ebony and boxwood pieces.