From the workshop of Italfama in Florence, Italy, comes this unique and elegant chess set package that includes their Mary Stuart Queen of Scots Metal theme chessmen matched with their Elm Burl Wood Single Drawer Chess Case. This design like all of their designs is unique and elevates the art of chess to a new level. Born during the Reformation, Queen Mary lived a controversial life during a time of religious turmoil when Protestantism and Catholicism fought for control. Linked to a plot to assassinate her cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England, she was eventually executed. This is a large chess set with a king that measures 3.75 inches tall. Cast from solid zinc using the age-old lost-wax casting process, you will love the way these heavy pieces feel when playing. The pieces are brass and nickel plated followed by several layers of lacquer to prevent tarnishing and keep them beautiful and shiny year after year. Whether you are investing in this fine chess set for yourself or buying it for a gift, you will be thoroughly pleased with the quality and elegance of this chess set.
Handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen at Italfama in Italy, this luxurious faux leather chess board and tray is the perfect solution for both playing chess and then storing the pieces when you don't want them sitting out. The sides of the storage tray have an attractive stamped leather pattern adding to the realistic look of a hand-tooled leather case. The board has an elegant black decorative design around the outside and a stitched ribbing edge. On the flipside of the chess board you will find a backgammon board and plastic checkers, dice, and doubling cube are included. Inside there are 32 felt lined compartments for storing chess pieces and two compartments for the plastic checkers. Together, this board and storage tray offers a unique and practical choice beyond the standard chess board.