This package includes our New Exclusive Staunton Chess Set in African Padauk and Boxwood matched with our Padauk and Bird's-eye Maple Molded Chess Board. This eye-catching chess set in African padauk and boxwood is as colorful as it gets in a natural wood. The New Exclusive has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in an upper-end Staunton chess set. The knights are richly detailed with intricately carved eyes, ears, nostrils, and teeth. The the knight's back has a graceful curve and the lines in the mane are carefully spaced. From the king to the pawn the other pieces have elegant profiles and shapes.
The king is 3" tall with a 1.5" wide base and features a traditional formee cross. The pieces are triple-weighted to produce a low-center of gravity and exceptional stability on the chess board. The pieces are padded with thick green baize for a nice cushion when picking up and moving or sliding across the chess board. The pieces are individually hand polished to beautiful luster.
African padauk is one of the most colorful of the exotic woods and is often referred to as blood rosewood. We designed our Padauk and Bird's-eye Maple Chess Board specifically for these chess sets and they look spectacular together. The bird's-eye maple is gorgeous and its' rich golden color is perfect for contrasting with either the red-orange colors of the padauk. The black inlay border and molded-edge add an elegant touch to the board and enhances the colors of the padauk and bird's-eye maple even more.
This heirloom quality chess set made from exotic woods is not only a good investment for these times but it will make every chess game all the more enjoyable and is sure to become one of your treasured possessions that will be handed down for generations.