Copenhagen Staunton Chess Set Padauk & Boxwood Pieces with Elm Burl Chess Board – 4.5″ King
Copenhagen Staunton Chess Set Padauk & Boxwood Pieces with Elm Burl Chess Board – 4.5″ King. This beautiful chess set includes the Copenhagen Staunton in African Padauk and boxwood matched with Italfama’s Elm Burl and Erable (whitened bird’s-eye-maple) 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. Only the very best carvers in the world can accurately carve and replicate the details of this knight from piece to piece.
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 African padauk 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.
From Italfama in Italy, their Elm Burl and Erable chess board is one of the most beautiful chess boards in our collection. Elm burl is a unique and colorful wood with brown and orange colors that intermingle creating irregular patterns. The rich orange-brown colors are a perfect compliment to the orange-burgundy colors of the padauk. This is an inlaid chess board handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen of Italfama – the quality of the workmanship is unsurpassed.
This heirloom quality chess set made from exotic woods is not only a good investment for these times but it will make every chess game all the more enjoyable and is sure to become one of your treasured possessions that will be handed down for generations.
Chess Pieces: African Padauk & 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: Material: Elm Root & Maple Veneers and Other Wood Material; Finish: Semi-gloss Polyurethane (soft satin finish); Square Size: 2.375″; Dimensions: 23.5″ x 23.5″ x .75″; Made in Italy;
Copenhagen Staunton Chess Set Padauk & Boxwood Pieces with Elm Burl Chess Board – 4.5″ King – $1,329.00
from: The Chess Store, Inc.