The dark walnut chess board in this chess set, handmade in Florence, Italy, was the only one we could find that does the exceptional Ebony Bath Chessmen the justice they deserve.
That really is the main issue with the Bath Series Ebony Chessmen; they outshine everything you put near them. With this in mind we spoke to our friends in Italy about making a dark luxury chess board.
As a result, we received a luxury chess board of the highest quality, with deep grains of walnut running through a handmade playing surface. The natural patterning means every chess board is unique, defined by swirling walnut and ebony perimeter lines.
Set upon this luxury Italian chess board are the aforementioned Bath Chessmen in Ebony, which stand at an impressive 4.25 inches (107 mm). Their size creates an imposing demeanour matched only by the opposing ornaments. A head-to-head featuring two such imperious competitors is bound to cause a stir, particularly when their playing field is quite as beautiful as the dark walnut chess board accompanying this set.