This unique chess set includes are Latvian antique reproduction chess pieces matched with our Walnut and Maple Classic chess board. This simple yet handsome chess set originates from the Staunton-like pattern produced in Latvia during the Soviet Era in Russia in the 1940's. The pieces have a graceful profile and unique shapes. The bishop miter is unusually tall and slender and the rook lacks the crenels found on most sets. the bishop and king have opposite color tops. The knight is unusually tall - the distinguishing hallmark of this chess set. All and all, a splendid design well suited for Piece are made from boxwood with the black pieces dyed to a deep ebony black and polished to a beautiful luster. The king is 4.1” tall and has a base diameter of 1.7”. 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. This is a terrific choice for the player looking for an affordable and uncommon set of historical chess pieces.