The Chess Store is releasing a limited quantity of its old Sheffield Staunton chessmen from over ten years ago. This unique and elegant chess set is particularly rare because it is the ebony and red sandalwood combination. There were very few sets made with this wood combination. Except for the exquisite sculpture of the knight, this is very much a traditional Staunton pattern with a graceful profile. The lathe work is extraordinary with compound collars and graceful precisely turned into the base of each piece. The pawns are extra-large making them easy to handle during your game.The knight is artistically designed with elegant and intricate features that are meticulously hand carved including the eyes, nostrils, mouth, teeth and a braided mane.
This is a large club size set with a 4.4" tall king and a wide base measuring 1.875" in diameter. The king comes with four interchangeable finials to create that are easily pressed into the top and stay in place. This is an unusual feature on even the highest high-end sets. The pieces are triple weighted for exceptional stability on the chess board and cushioned with soft green baize pads. Two extra queens are included for pawn promotion. Whether you are a collector or just looking for one special chess set to display in your home, the Sheffield will add more pleasure to every chess game you play!
- Ebony & Red Sandalwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 4.4"
- King Base: 1.875"
- King Weight: 4.2 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 88 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.375" - 2.5" Squares (chessboard is not included)