This unique and popular handcrafted chess set includes our Zagreb series chess set with ebonized and natural boxwood pieces matched with our Olive Wood and Black Deluxe 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 set stands out from other Staunton designs with its opposite color tops on the king, queen, and bishop and the unique and handsome knight with its graceful curves and down-turned head. Our ebonized chess pieces are beautifully produced and look nearly identical to real ebony at less than half the price. This is a library size set with a 3.25" tall king and a base diameter of 1.375". The pieces have thick green baize pads so they slide smoothly across the chess board and are heavily weighted for stability. The Zagreb has been favorite with chess players for decades and continues to be one of our most popular chess sets.
The rich honey-orange color of our Deluxe Olive Wood and Black Poplar chess board makes a wonderful backdrop against the black ebonized and cream-colored boxwood pieces. This is an inlaid chess board handcrafted from the finest veneers and sealed with matte polyurethane finish to protect the wood. The precision of the inlay work is remarkable. The chess board has 1.75" squares accentuated by an elegant triple inlay delimiter and surrounded by an extra wide frame. The overall size of the board is 17.5" and is .5" thick. Whether a collector or you're looking for a special set for your games at home, the Zagreb will add enjoyment to every game you play.
- Ebonized & Natural Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished
- King Height: 3.25"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 1.8 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 32 Ounces
- Includes 2 extra queens for pawn promotion
- Green Baize Cloth Pads
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Material: Olive Wood and Black Poplar Veneer over Wood Composites
- Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Triple Inlay Delimiter Around Squares
- Square Size: 1.75"
- Overall Dimensions: 17.5" x .5" Thick
- Made for The Chess Store by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain