This luxurious chess set includes our Tencendur Staunton with genuine ebony and boxwood pieces matched with Italfama's Walnut Burl and Erable (whitened bird's-eye maple) Chess Board. This exquisite chess set is named after the famous warhorse rode by King Charlemagne in the French Epic, The Song of Roland. The Tencendur is one of the most creative and artistic Staunton sets in our collection. Each piece was thoughtfully designed to create a set of cohesive pieces from pawn to king. The knight is beautifully sculpted with realistic features and fine detail including the ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Only the best carvers in the world can accurately carve and replicate the details of this knight from piece to piece. The other pieces are equally impressive with graceful shapes and curves displaying the mastery of the turning.
The Tencendur is large set with a 4.4 inch tall king with a base diameter of 1.9 inches. The pieces are made from the highest quality ebony and boxwood and heavily weighted for exceptional balance and stability on the chess board. The pieces have thick green baize pads to easily slide across the board or sit down softly. We include an extra queen for each color for pawn promotion and a certificate of authenticity so you will always know what the name of the se, the type of wood, the year it was made, and where it came from. The Tencendur is a true masterpiece of contemporary Staunton design of heirloom quality.
From the craftsmen at Italfama in Italy, this stunning chess board made from the finest walnut burl and whitened bird's-eye maple veneer is one of the most beautiful in our collection and compliments the Hadrian padauk and boxwood pieces wonderfully. Walnut burl has unique and beautiful character with rich brown colors that intermingle creating in irregular patterns making each chess board a unique creation. The high gloss polyurethane gives the chess board a glass-like finish that enhances the color and depth of the irregular burl wood patterns. The whitened bird's-eye maple used for the white squares creates a wonderful contrast next to the darker walnut burl. A black delimiter defines the playing area from the extra wide frame gives this elegant chess board visual balance. Whether you are a collector or looking for just one special chess set to display in your home, the unique and artistic qualities of the Tencendur are simply unmatched.
- Genuine Ebony & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 4.4"
- King Base: 1.9"
- King Weight: 4.2 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 67 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Baize Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.375" - 2.5" Squares (chessboard is not included)
- Larger than average chess set with a 4.4" tall king
- King has a unique finial different from any other set
- Large knight with a high level of fine detail
- Extra-wide cut in the bishop miter
- Contemporary Staunton Design
- Material: Walnut Burl & Whitened Bird's-Eye Maple Veneers and Other Wood Material
- Finish: High Gloss Polyurethane (glass-like finish)
- Square Size: 2.375"
- Width of Border: 2.375"
- Dimensions: 23.5" x 23.5" x .75"
- Made in Italy