We've been holding onto these gorgeous chess sets for years letting them age like fine wine. This is our New Exclusive with an impressive 5" tall king made in genuine red sandalwood and boxwood. The import of red sandalwood chessmen has been banned for years making this a rare opportunity. These are brand new chess sets that have never been used or played with. They have been stored safely away for years.
Our New Exclusive Staunton has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in an upper-end Staunton chess set. Pieces have a wide yet elegant profile with a broad base and heavy weighting. The knight is tall and stout with intricate detail. The red sandalwood is one of the most beautiful woods ever used for chessmen with a blend of rich colors that range from coral orange to burgundy. The boxwood is beautifully grained and with a light amber color.
The king is 5" tall and has a traditional formee cross. The queen has an outward arching crown with 10 points. The bishop has a large miter with an unusually wide slot with rounded corners that you find on only the finest sets. The knight has features such as the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth that are meticulously carved and perfectly duplicated from knight to knight. The rooks are stout and heavy with a shallow parapet and 6 crenels that are sharply cut. The pawns are tall and have large heads. Whether you are a collector or just looking for one special chess set to display in your home, you will not find a more beautiful chess set.
- Red Sandalwood & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 5"
- King Base: 2"
- King Weight: 7 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 130 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Black Leather Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.5" - 2.75" Squares (chessboard is not included)