Zagreb Series Chess Set Decorative Burnt Boxwood Pieces with Black & Ash Burl Board - 3.875" King


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This chess set includes our Zagreb with burnt boxwood pieces matched with our Black and Ash Burl Deluxe Chess Board. This unique and beautiful chess set is a burnt version of our Zagreb with an elegant decorative design carved into each piece. Our Zagreb series chess sets have been a mainstay in our collection for decades. This design became prominent in the 1950’s when it was first used in the World Championship Candidates Match held in Zagreb in 1959. This is a large set ideally suited for tournament play with a 3.875” tall king and a base diameter of 1.625”.

Pieces are made from boxwood that is burnt and then a hand carved design is added to each piece creating a unique and distinguishable pattern. Pieces are heavily weighted for exceptional stability on the chess board and have thick green baize pads on the bottom for a soft cushion and allow the pieces to slide smoothly across the chess board. The uniquely shaped knight with its arched neck and turned down head is what distinguishes this chess set from others. As is often found on eastern European sets, the king, queen, and bishop finials are made in the opposite color of the main body. We include two extra queens for pawn promotion and a certificate of authenticity so you will always know what the chess set is, what the wood is, where it came from, and when it was made.

Our Black and Ash Burl High Gloss Deluxe Chess Board goes perfect with our burnt boxwood chess pieces. Imported from Spain, this is an inlaid chess board made for us by Rechapados Ferrer. The black and golden color of the natural ash burl are enhanced by the high gloss, glass-like finish creating an elegant backdrop for the burnt and boxwood chess pieces. A pinstripe delimiter around the squares and an extra-wide frame adds an elegant look to the board. The squares are 2.125" with the chess board measuring 21.5" x 21.5”.

Chess Pieces:

  • Boxwood
  • Pieces are burnt followed by a hand carved design
  • High Gloss Lacquer Finish
  • King Height: 3.875"
  • King Base: 1.625"
  • King Weight: 3 ounces
  • Chess Set Weight: 48 ounces
  • 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
  • Green Billiard Cloth Pads

Chess Board:

  • Black & Ash Burl Veneer over MDF
  • High Gloss Polyurethane Finish with a Glass-Like Finish
  • Triple Layer Pinstripe Delimiter around Squares
  • Extra-Wide Frame
  • Square Size: 2.125”
  • Chess Board Size: 21.5” x 21.5” x .5”
  • Felt Pads on the Bottom
  • Made in Spain by Rechapados Ferrer

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  • 5
    Beautiful, but quite large

    Posted by CK on 6th May 2021

    Beautiful chess set, but was surprised by the size, even though its listed on the detail it still appeared much larger than I thought it would be. I would have loved it if the outer trim was an inch smaller on each side, which would bring it down to <20x20 inches, while still having the same large playing area and pieces.

  • 5
    Beautiful chess set

    Posted by Danny on 27th Jul 2020

    Love this set. Beautifully designed and perfect size and weight. Just what I was looking and hoping for. Thank you Chess Store!!! Nice job