This beautiful European chess set combines Italfama's Mary Stuart Queen of Scots metal chess pieces from Italy matched with Rechapados Ferrer's Blue Ash Burl and Whitened Bird's Eye Maple chess board from Spain. This design like all of Italfama's 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.
The blue ash burl and erable chess board creates a stunning backdrop against the bright gold and silver color of the brass and nickel plated chess pieces. The natural wood grain of the ash burl creates a range of rich blue colors that softly swirl and intermingle creating unique and colorful patterns. The white squares are whitened bird's-eye maple that contrasts nicely with the dark blue squares. The board is finished in high gloss polyurethane that produces a glass-like finish reflecting the color of the metal chess pieces. These unique metal chess pieces from Italy matched with this luxurious chess board from Spain create a very special chess set that will enhance every game you play and look stunning displayed in your home.
- Material: Solid Cast Zinc, Brass & Nickel Plated
- King Height: 3.75"
- King Base: 1.25"
- Chess Set Weight: ~8 Lbs.
- Felt Pads with Embossed Italfama Logo
- Comes packaged in Italfama green and gold fancy cardboard box.
- Made in Italy
- Material: Blue Stained Wood & Erable Veneer & Wood Materials
- Finish: High Gloss Polyurethane (glass-like finish)
- Square Size: 2" (actual 50mm)
- Dimensions: 19.5" x 19.5" x .5"
- Made in Spain