This unique and attractive chess set includes our Cambridge Springs Antique Reproduction Chess Pieces, our Walnut and Maple Molded Edge Chess Board and Classic Walnut Chess Box. Our Cambridge Springs Antique Reproduction Chess Set originates from the 1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress; the first international chess tournament held in America in the twentieth century. These attractive and stout pieces, ideal for competitive chess, were every bit worthy of a such a prominent event. These are ebonized and natural boxwood pieces with a traditional polished lacquer finish. The king is 4" tall king with a 1.75" wide base and are heavily weighted for exceptional balance and stability on the chess board. The pieces have thick green baize pads for a soft feel on the chess board and we include two extra queens for pawn promotion.
Our Walnut and Maple Molded Edge Chess Board is made for us by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain, the manufacturer of the highest quality inlaid chess boards in the world. Made from premium grade walnut and maple veneer, the precision of the craftsmen inlay work is remarkable. The squares are 2.125" and the overall size of the board is 21.5" and .5" thick. A wide burl wood delimiter surrounds and accentuates the squares from the extra wide frame. The molded edge is stained black to enhance the colors of the rich brown color of the walnut. The board is sealed with a matte polyurethane finish that both protects and enhances the beauty of the wood. Whether you are a collector or looking for one special chess set, the Cambridge Springs will add enjoyment to every game you play.
The chess box is wonderfully constructed and reminiscent of the old heirloom quality chess boxes from many years ago. The box is covered in walnut veneer and the interior is lined with a thick green baize just like we use for the pads on our chess pieces. The box has a divider in the center for storing the black and white pieces separately. We used high quality recessed hinges and a brass plated lock for securing the lid. We include 2 keys in case one ever gets lost. Whether you are a collector or looking for one special chess set, the nostalgia the Cambridge Springs invokes will add enjoyment to every game you play.
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- Ebonized & Natural Boxwood
- Traditional Polished Lacquer Finish
- King Height: 4
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 2 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 40 Ounces
- Green Baize Cloth Pads
- Walnut & Maple Veneer & Wood Materials
- Matte Polyurethane Finish
- Black Stained Molded Edge
- Burl Wood Delimiter Around Square
- Square Size: 2.125"
- Dimensions: 21.5" x 21.5" x .5"
- Imported from Spain, Rechapados Ferrer is the largest manufacturer and the most recognized name of high quality wood chess boards in the world.
- Material: Walnut Veneers & Other Wood
- Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Outside Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.625" x 4.25"
- Inside Dimension: 8.75" x 5.625" x 3" (1" space above in lid)