From the workshop of Italfama in Italy comes this elegant chess set package including their Sleek Contemporary Solid Brass Chessmen matched with their Elm Wood Burl Single Drawer Chess Case. This exquisite chess set is one of their most creative and innovative works of chess art invoking a contemporary style while holding to traditional features so that the pieces are easily recognized for what they are when playing. The sleek and elegant profile is consistently captured on each piece creating a cohesive design from pawn to king. The king is 6.8 cm (approx. 2.6") tall and has a base diameter of 2.4 cm (approx. 1"). The pieces have a are made from solid brass and are extraordinarily heavy for such a sleek design with the complete set weighing an impressive 84 ounces - over 5 pounds.
The 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. This beautiful chess set serves not only as a game; the best game ever created, but is equally a piece of art that will grace any home with interest and beauty.