Our British Staunton chess set originates from the old British Chess Company design from years past. This set has a sleek profile with a traditional straight base, a small and stylish knight, and unusually tall rook and pawn. The red sandalwood pieces are a blend of red, orange, and burgundy polished to a smooth, lustrous finish. The boxwood is beautifully grained and with the ideal medium amber color.
The king, queen, and bishop columns have a graceful curve creating a beautiful profile. The king has a traditional formee cross. The queen's crown has 9 sharp points that are perfectly spaced and left thick enough to prevent breaking. The bishop miter is tall, slender, and symetrical in shape. The rook stands even with the top of the knight's head and has a straight taper from the parapet to the base. The parapets are tall and have 6 deep crenels. The pawns are tall with large heads that make them easy to grab when playing.
The rish colors of the red sandalwood chess pieces look stunnging against the dark burgundy of the bud rosewood chess board. They are nearly a perfect match. The board has an elegant molded edge finished with a solid black finish to match with the wide black inlay border around the squares. While simple in concept, it creates a beautiful chess board. A wonderful chess set package that any chess player or collector would love to own.
- Red Sandalwood & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 3"
- King Base: 1.375"
- King Weight: 1.7 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 32 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Material: Bud Rosewood & Maple *Veneers over Wood Composite
- Finish: Satin Polyurethane (soft sheen)
- Square Size: 1.75"
- Dimensions: 17.75" x 17.75" x .5"
|Reto of San Diego
|I just received the British Stauton Chess Set in Sandelwood with a walnut chess board. I am very satisfied with the quality of the carving and the board. It is very nicely worked and is not only nice to look at but also functional. A good chess set to play as well as for decoration.
Our Price: $299.00
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