The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Set and Board Combination
About the The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Set and Board Combination
A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.875" King with a 1.75"diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by master artisans and crafted out of boxwood and genuine ebony. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. The Collector Series Luxury Chess set has been crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cook in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849. The distinctive feature of this set is the the open-mitered Bishop and Knight design, which is modeled after the noble steeds from the Greek Parthenon (Elgin Marbles.)
As with all House of Staunton Chessmen, The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. Several minor improvements to the design of the Chess set have been made, including the ability to replace the ball finial (cross) atop the King with the more recognizable Forme cross to conform to modern Western tournament praxis. The Chess set comes with both styles of King finials (crosses) that are easily removable, allowing its owner to option to change between both styles. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.
- The most famous of the ornamental woods, Genuine Ebony is a luxurious hardwood that is a prized for its jet black color, very fine grain and overall beauty. Genuine Ebony is considered to be the quintessential Chess set by Chess collectors that appreciate the purity of the White army versus the Black army on the 64-square battlefield.
- The Superior Traditional Elm Burl / Bird's Eye Maple wooden Chessboard with 2.25" Squares features Elm Burl (dark) and Bird's Eye Maple (light) squares with a Elm Burl frame. This veneered Chessboard is 0.5" thick, has a satin finish and a beautiful moulded edge. Has felt pads at each corner to slightly elevate board from surface and protect from scratches.
- The Mahogany Standard Chess Box is lined in green velour, divided and features brass quadrant hinges and a brass locking clasp.
- King size: 3.875"
- Base size: 1.75"
- 34 pieces
- Square size: 2.25"
- INCLUDES BOARD, PIECES and BOX