This colorful chess set includes our Patton Staunton chess pieces in padauk and boxwood matched with our Padauk Bird's-Eye Maple Chess Board. This large and handsome chess set is named after General George S. Patton of the United States Army. Patton successfully led many critical military campaigns during world war II including the Battle of the Bulge. Patton possessed a colorful, fiery image and he had a hard-driving personality that his men loved. A worthy name for the battles that will be fought and won with this chess set. This set features an extraordinary knight with graceful lines and intricate detail including a flared mane, eyes, nostrils, mouth and teeth. The king is 4.25" tall and features an ornate finial that is unique from any other chess set in our collection. The lathe work is extraordinary with compound collars and eloquent lines precisely turned into the base of each piece. Pieces are heavily weighted and have green baize pads for a soft and cushioned feel on the chess board.
Our Padauk and Bird's-Eye Maple Molded Edge chess board is made for us by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain, the preeminent wood chess board manufacturer in the world. The craftsmanship and quality of the inlay work is unsurpassed. The black molded edge accentuates the rich rich red-brown colors of the padauk and a wide black inlay delineates the squares. The squares are 2.375" and the chess board measures 23.5" overall and is .625" thick. An excellent chess board for the backdrop of these beautiful padauk and boxwood pieces.The Patton looks stunning on this chess board is nothing less than a fine piece of art!