A complete departure from the classic wooden chess board and piece combination. Both the board and pieces are designed and fabricated by professional chess artisans from Italy. The pieces being solid Brass and Nickel plated Brass construction with beautifully detailed decorative embossing. The pieces are a good weight and feel nicely balanced in the player's hand and are cast and hand finished. The design is based on the classic Staunton concept, however the result is something more allegorical and detailed. The pieces are fitted with red felt pads on their underside to protect the playing surface and are presented in a special cardboard presentation box, making them the perfect gift.
The Italian made Erable and Elm Burl board in Olive Green is a visual masterpiece. Finished in a very high gloss lacquer, the wood grain and knotting of the burl looks almost three dimensional under the rich lacquer. The inlaid veneer squares are bordered with a thin veneer of Red wood that sections of the playing area from the edge. The underside of the board features a lacquered wooden veneer and has felting pads to protect surfaces underneath.
It is a unique chess set combination that will brighten up any room and will draw the attention of all.
This set ships free of charge anywhere in Canada. Back in stock for shipment December 9.
- King Height: 3.0 inches
- King Weight: 84g
- Kings Base Diameter: 0.98 inches
- Pawn Height: 1.6 inches
- Pawn Weight: 44g
- Overall Weight (unpackaged): 4.1kg
- Materials Used: Erable, Elm, Brass, Nickel
- Board Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 0.6 inches
- Size of Playing Squares: 1.6 inches