- Expertly carved and polished.
- Rosewood and boxwood.
- Hand polish finish.
- Weighted and felted.
- 4.25 inch (108 mm) king.
- Two additional queens.
- Suitable for a 23 inch (60 cm) board.
These large Atlantic Series chessmen present a highly attractive interpretation of the classic Staunton design that we all know and love. These chessmen have been expertly carved and polished by some of the world's most experienced and talented chess carvers. The white pieces are fashioned in boxwood, the mainstay of all fine chess pieces. In opposition are sixteen chessmen carved in fine rosewood. These have a deep red/brown colour and can be expected to darken naturally in future years and decades. These chessmen are double weighted and felted on their bases.
The knights have small, neat ears and a toothy smile; their character is abundant while retaining a solid carving that can endure many games of chess. While these pieces do represent a highly sophisticated addition to your dresser or display cabinet they are also a pleasure to play chess with and will endure plenty of lengthy games. These superb chess pieces have been finished with a fine hand polish, a time consuming process that results in a lacquer free natural shine to the beautiful wood.
These chessmen will sit perfectly on a board with a square size of 2.25 inches (57 mm)or greater. Our 23 inch (60 cm) chess boards will complement this set perfectly. These pieces are also available in a smaller size with a 3.75 inch (95 mm) king, see Atlantic Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches