This package includes our Zagreb Series Chess Set with ebonized and natural boxwood pieces matched with our Mahogany and Maple Molded Edge Chess Board. 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 medium size chess set with a 3.25” tall king and a base diameter of 1.375”. Pieces are made from ebonized and natural boxwood and are heavily weighted for exceptional stability on the chess board. Thick green baize pads on the bottom create 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.
The rich orange-brown color of the mahogany makes it the ideal backdrop for the jet black ebonized and cream-colored boxwood pieces. This is an inlaid chess board made from the finest mahogany and maple veneer and sealed with a semi-gloss polyurethane finish to protect the wood. The precision of the inlay work is remarkable. The chess board has 1.75" squares accentuated by a wide black delimiter and surrounded by an extra wide frame with a black molded edge. The overall size of the board is 17.75" and is .5" thick. Whether a collector or you are looking for one special chess set to display in your home, the Zagreb will enhance the pleasure of every game you play.
- Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood
- King Height: 3.25"
- King Base: 1.375"
- King Weight: 1.8 oz.
- Chess Set Weight:38 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Baize Pads
- Material: Mahogany & Maple Veneer over Wood Composites
- Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Sycamore Delimiter Around Squares
- Molded Edge
- Square Size: 1.75"
- Overall Dimensions: 17.75" x .5" Thick