From our Staunton by Design collection, the Gotham offers both collectors and chess set connoisseurs a new and exciting design that will prove a favorite. The Gotham strays from pure Staunton with its unique features and lines that are best described as art deco. The pieces share an elegant profile with beautiful curves and simple shapes. There are no collars adding to the uniqueness of the design, yet the pieces retain a Staunton familiarity. The red sandalwood is gorgeous with a blend of rich colors that range from coral red to dark burgundy. The boxwood is beautifully grained and with the ideal medium amber color.
The king is 4.4" tall and has 2 different finials that can be interchanged according to your personal taste. The queen has only 5 points with each point topped with a round finial. The bishop miter is not separated from the body with a collar yet is pronounced in its shape. The knight's retain their Staunton form with features such as the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth rendered and intricately detailed. The rooks are slender but have the traditional crenels cut into the parapet. The pawns have a unique elongated head with a pointed top.