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Each Heirloom chess set combines a true US handcrafted solid walnut and maple hardwood chessboard with a unique set of chess pieces to suit a wide variety of tastes.
This design known by some as "German" is a timeless representation of simplicity. It has sold in the many 10's of thousands and remains to be a set of choice for the home and all kinds of casual chess play. With no sharp points to break, it can withstand years of chess play or study and if pieces are ever lost we make it easy to replace.
The style was adapted from DGT Timeless pieces used on the E-Board line and which has seen competitive play at the highest levels.
The chessboard is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods. The process of creating the boards takes many months, from the drying and curing of woods, to the special cutting and assembly process, to the final details that include grooves, beveled edge, engraving, and the multiple finishes that gives it the trademark luxurious and distinguishably smooth surface. Over many months, Raphael created this chessboard model inspired by Drueke's obsolete works. It has become a remarkable showpiece and platform for any set of chess pieces one owns that are suitably sized, usually 3 3/4" tall on average.
For display or frequent play, this heirloom quality chess set will be enjoyed for years and spare pieces are most likely available for many years should they ever be needed.
- King height: 3 3/4"
- King base: 1 7/16"
- King weight: 1.7 oz.
- Set weight: 33 oz.
- Felt Bases
- Board size: 21"
- Square size: 2"
- Board thickness: 3/4"
Care Instructions: Avoid prolonged direct exposure to sunlight which can affect the color of finished woods. The chess board can be cleaned with a soft, non-abrasive cloth to remove dust. Due to the living nature of woods, with change in humidity the chessboard may warp ever so slightly for a time. This can be reversed by storing the board vertically for a time with equal exposure of air to both the surface and underside of the board.
Very happy with the chess set. Its important to understand this is wood. My climate is very humid to very dry. One piece has a small crack near the base. But hey, its a beautiful natural product (wood). Comes with the territory.
We are delighted with our beautiful Heirloom Timeless Chess Set. It has exceeded our expectations. The look, feel, smell and sound of the pieces on the board is altogether sensual. This has provided an unexpected dimension to playing heady chess.