This is our antique reproduction chess set of the Edinburgh Upright that was produced in the mid 19th century. There were numerous variations of this general chess set design produced over the years with other names such as the Northern Upright. We believe this is the most elegant and attractive of the various designs.
The Edinburgh Upright prominently features large, straight colums on all of its pieces, thus the likely origin of its name. This beautiful recreation is produced in boxwood with a black and ivory high gloss finish, though the original sets were most often made in ivory, which of course is no longer an option.
These pieces are heavily weighted and have an amazing stability on the chess board making them wonderful to play with. The king has an urn shaped head while the queen has a perfectly round, knobbed shaped head, both with small pointed finials. The knights are carved with intricate detail and the bishop has a large, gapping miter that is uniqely attractive. This chess set makes a beautiful display and will impress any chess connoisseur with its unique and beautiful design and quality of the craftsmanship.
- Red Sandalwood & Boxwood
- Pieces finished in a high-gloss lacquer (glass-like finish)
- King Height: 3.75"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 2 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 40 oz.
- Green Baize Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2" - 2.25" Squares (chessboard is not included)
|Mrs.Susan Ferguson of Arizona
Edinburgh Upright in Sandalwood & Boxwood
|The look of this beautiful set could be considered 'an approach to the Staunton style'. The King and Queen are well differentiated, but retain the antique look (a spherical Queen's head, urn style on the King) without the confusing uniformity of some antique pieces. The finials on both are a fine little detail. If you actually play with them, you will have no trouble telling one piece from another.The knights are particularly nice--they seem to have a small goatee under their chins. I've not ...
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