This chess set package includes our Zagreb Series Chess Set with genuine ebony and boxwood pieces matched with our Tiger Ebony and Maple 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 is a slightly smaller version 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. 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 Tiger Ebony and Maple Deluxe Chess Board is made for us by Rechapados Ferrer and is a favorite for matching with ebony or ebonized chess pieces. This chess board features striped ebony, also known as tiger ebony which has irregular black and brown stripes similar to that of a tiger. This makes a spectacular back drop for the rich brown colors of the golden rosewood. A triple inlay (white-black-white) pinstripe around the playing area along with an extra wide frame gives the chess board an elegant look. The chess board is sealed in a polyurethane finish that both protects and enhances the natural beauty of the wood. Made from the finest veneer available, the precise inlay work by the craftsmen of Rechapados Ferrer is simply unsurpassed.
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- Wood: Ebonized & Natural Boxwood
- Finish: Traditional Polished Lacquer
- King Height: 3.25"
- King Base: 1.375"
- King Weight: 1.8 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 32 Ounces
- Green Baize Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size:1.75" - 2" Squares
- Material: Tiger Ebony & Maple Veneer over Wood Composites
- Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Triple Black & Maple Delimiter Around Squares
- Square Size: 2" (50mm)
- Overall Dimensions: 19.5" x .5" Thick