Wellington Staunton Chess Set Ebony & Boxwood Pieces with Walnut Burl & Whitened Bird's Eye Maple Chess Board - 4.25" King


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This package includes our Wellington Staunton Chess Set in Ebony and boxwood matched with Italfama's Walnut Burl and Whitened Bird's-Eye Maple Chess Board. This eye-catching chess set is named after the Duke of Wellington whom defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and is without a doubt one of the finest Staunton chess sets we have ever produced. The Wellington blends contemporary and traditional Staunton design resulting in a truly unique chess set from every angle. The knights are extraordinary with finely carved detail including the mane, eyes, ears, nostrils, and teeth. The other pieces are equally impressive with beautiful profiles and shapes. The lathe work is remarkable with compound collars and eloquent lines perfectly turned into each piece. Even the design of the rook stands out with a unique parapet and crenellations. The pawns are wonderfully large making them easy to handle during the game. The king is 4.25" tall with a 2" wide base and features an ornate finial that is unique from any other chess set in our collection. The pieces are triple-weighted to produce a low-center of gravity and exceptional stability on the chess board. The pieces are padded with thick green baize for a nice cushion when picking up and moving or sliding across the chess board. The pieces are individually hand polished to beautiful luster.

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. Walnut burl has unique and beautiful character with rich brown and orange 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 colors 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 much darker walnut burl. A black delimiter defines the playing area from the extra wide frame gives this elegant chess board visual balance. Whether a collector or you're looking for a special set for your games at home, the Yugoslavia will add enjoyment to every game you play.

Chess Pieces:

  • Ebony & Boxwood
  • Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
  • King Height: 4.25"
  • 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

Chess Board:

  • 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

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  • 5
    Chess board and chess pieces

    Posted by Diane Gawinski on 6th Dec 2021

    We LOVE this set!! When my husband opened the boxes (his Christmas gift), the board and pieces took his breath away. He said, “this is the most beautiful board and set I have ever seen!” He can hardly wait to take it to his chess club! Thank you very much.