This unique chess set includes are Russian 1940 antique reproduction chess pieces matched with our Walnut and Maple Classic chess board. This large and handsome chess set is a replica based on a classic Russian pattern produced and commonly used during the soviet era in the 1940's. The king is 4.125" tall and has a base of 1.7". The pieces are made from golden rosewood and boxwood and are heavily weighted to provide stability on the chess board. This pattern has all of the features commonly found on Russian and eastern European sets during this period with large bulbous shaped bases and columns curving upward terminating without a distinguishable collar. Like most Russian chess sets, the king has a simple conical shaped finial rather than a Cross pattée found on English sets and the queen lacks a pointed coronet normally found on Staunton designs. The bishop miter is noticeably tall and slender without the slot normally found on English made sets. The bishop, knight, and rook are proportionately much taller than most Staunton sets that many players might prefer for easier moving during a game. From king to pawn the pieces have elegant curves and shapes that create an attractive and coherent design. Our Walnut and Maple Classic chess board is made with the finest veneers and sealed in semi-gloss polyurethane protective finish. The squares are 2.25" and the overall size of the board is 21" and .625" thick. A wide black inlay border accentuates the playing area and the bottom of the board has pads to protect whatever surface it sets on. For the serious chess player or collector, this chess set will prove a favorite while adding an uncommon ambiance to your game.