Designer Chess Set
Made by a master 5th generation craftsman from designs by Raphael, the feel and... Read More
About the Designer Chess Set
Entirely handmade from walnut and maple woods in the USA, the Designer set is radical break from traditional chess sets.
Made by a master 5th generation craftsman from designs by Raphael, the feel and finish are breathtaking.
In the hand, the pieces are exquisitely simple by design, pictorially representing their movement. The mind quickly becomes familiar with the piece movements and games of chess are enjoyable to play with the youthfulness of felt-based clocks in hand.
The diamond inset board is precision crafted by John, the finest US made solid wood chess board currently in production. It is made from walnut and maple hardwoods from the Eastern USA.
The family in Pennsylvania has a rich heritage of woodworking and farming. Originally from Switzerland, the skills were passed down through five generations. This remarkable lost art of woodworking is continually refined, blending timeless methods with the latest knowledge on living wood behavior.
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- King height and base: 1 1/2"
- Pawn height and base: 1 1/8"
- Brown felt bases
- 21" square chess board with 2" squares, it's ideally suited to standard 3 3/4" set of chess men.
- Box Dimensions: 14 1/4" L x 5 3/4" W x 2 1/2" H