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.
This large chess case is beautifully designed and skillfully constructed by the craftsmen of Italfama. This case features solid fruit wood sides with an elegant molded profile surrounding a chess board on top made from elm wood burl and maple veneer. A single drawer has two compartments for storing the chess pieces when you want to put them away and large round legs on the bottom elevate the case enhancing its rich design and color. The elm wood burl is without a doubt one of the most beautiful woods in the world with unmatched character and colors ranging from burnt umber to golden-orange-brown. Whether you are investing in this fine chess set for yourself or buying it for a gift, the interesting history along the artistic design of the pieces make this a special set you will treasure a lifetime.