Copenhagen Staunton Chess Set Ebony & Boxwood Pieces with Maple & Zebra Wood (Ebony Inlay) Mission Craft Board
This beautiful chess set includes the Copenhagen Staunton in genuine ebony and boxwood matched with Maple and Zebra Wood Mission Craft Solid Wood Chess Board. This exquisite chess set is named after the stallion rode by the Duke of Wellington during the battle of Waterloo.
The Copenhagen is without a doubt one of the most complex and elegant Staunton designs in the collection. The knight’s mane is flowing straight back as if running into battle. The knight is beautifully sculpted with realistic features and fine detail including the ears, eyes, nose, mouth. Only the very best carvers in the world can accurately carve and replicate the details of this knight from piece to piece.
The other pieces are equally impressive with graceful shapes and an elegant profile.The Copenhagen is a very large set with a 4.5 inch tall king and a base diameter of 1.9 inches. The pieces are made from the highest quality ebony and boxwood and heavily weighted for good balance and stability on the chess board.
The king has two different finials with a press-fit so that you can change from one to other as you please. The pieces have thick green baize pads so you can slide your pieces across the board or sit down softly.
Included is an extra queen for each color for pawn promotion and a certificate of authenticity so you will always know what the chess set name is, the type of wood, the year it was made, and where it came from.
Made in America, the Maple and Zebra Wood Mission Craft Solid Wood Chess Board is simplistically beautiful and profoundly designed. It’s nothing less than a fine piece of handcrafted furniture and is the perfect surface for both playing and displaying your treasured chess set.
The frame and white squares are maple and the dark squares are zebra wood, one of the most exotic woods in the world with a rich brown-gold color. A solid ebony inlay in the frame and black walnut dowels in the corner add an elegance to the design.
The Mission Craft Series solid wood chess boards are made by a local craftsman extraordinaire and are simply the best solid wood chess boards in the world. No other chess board made today compares in design and features built into this chess board.
They are uniquely engineered to prevent warping which is a common problem with most solid wood chess boards. You will find no screws, plates, or other metal hardware on this chess board – it’s all old-world woodworking genius.
Chess Pieces: Genuine Ebony & Boxwood; Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel; King Height: 4.5″; King Base: 1.9″; King Weight: 4.2 oz.; Chess Set Weight: 67 oz.; 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion; Green Baize Cloth Pads ;
Chess Board: Square Size: 2.5″; Overall Dimensions: 23.875″ x 23.875″ x 1.375″ thick; Weight: 12 Lbs.; Special finish to protect and seal the wood on every exposed surface.; Solid Maple, Zebra Wood, Ebony, and Black Walnut; Laminated frame to prevent warping.;
Decorative corner dowels are used to strengthen mitered corners instead of screws and plates to maintain the old-world woodworking integrity.;
Decorative maple inlay surrounds the frame.; Special interlocking design between board and frame to prevent warping.; Exposed squares underneath.; Special finish to protect and seal the wood on every exposed surface.; Thick felt pads to protect the furniture you sit it on.; Unique key-hole on back side of frame so the chess board can be hung on a wall.
Copenhagen Staunton Chess Set Ebony & Boxwood Pieces with Maple & Zebra Wood (Ebony Inlay) Mission Craft Board – $2,299.00
from: The Chess Store, Inc.