Heirloom French Staunton Chess Set - Rosewood
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About the Heirloom French Staunton Chess Set - Rosewood
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.
The French Staunton pieces are a favorite of many players, us included. The dark brown rosewood pieces bring the perfect contrast to the walnut and maple woods of the chessboard while the smooth finish and felt base pads make them a pleasure to play games of chess.
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 1/2"
- King weight: 2.3 oz.
- Set weight: 47 oz.
- Extra queens included
- 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.