This unique and beautiful handcrafted 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.
Chess Set Specifications & Features:
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion (Does Not Include Chess Board)
- Wood: Boxwood
- Pieces are burnt with a hand carved design.
- Finish: High Gloss Lacquer Finish
- King Height: 3.875"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 3 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 48 Ounces
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.125" - 2.25" Squares (chessboard is not included)