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The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set
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What's included?

  • 1 Chess board
  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

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The Regency Chess Company Reviews:

I needed to make a speedy order, so I contacted The Regency Chess Company and they made sure they looked out for my name/order and got it sent off that same afternoon. When they noted an item I had ordered was out of stock they upgraded me to ensure we got the order in time. Super great service and so helpful they were on WhatsApp too - just really lovely to deal with. Thank you so much again!

Google ReviewLouise O'KeeffeReviewed 25/09/2023

Excellent service received, and speedy delivery. The set looks far better in person than the pictures on the website. Thank you.

Google ReviewJonathan YatesReviewed 02/10/2023

Beautiful board and great customer service. The WhatsApp feature on the website is great for making sure everything is right with the order.

Google ReviewTom KenyonReviewed 23/10/2023

The Messina Gold and Briarwood Luxury Italian Chess Set

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Product Description

  • Expertly crafted in Italy.
  • Gold and silver plated.
  • Exquisite detail.
  • 3 inch (76 mm) king.
  • Weighted for perfect balance.
  • Bases covered with billiard cloth.
  • Beautifully crafted 16.75 inch board from Italy.
  • Outstanding quality briarwood and elm.
  • 1.55 inch playing squares.
Rarely does a set of chess pieces shine so brilliantly as the Messina Gold and Silver Plated Italian Chessmen.

They share their name with the port city of Messina, Sicily, where for centuries merchants would compete to sell their imports, with the brightest, most exotic looking produce often attracting the highest bids. It is fair to say that, within the Regency Chess Collection, nothing catches the eye quite like the detail on these pieces.

The intricate pattern imprinted upon precious metal is breathtaking on every piece, while a number of ornaments also hold loads of character. On the rook, for example, vine engravings reach up to a superb turret, while the queen wears a corset of silver or gold that holds the bottom of her crown.

With such care taken by our Florentine craftsmen on the back row pieces, players can be forgiven for overlooking the pawns, despite the fact that they also display an extraordinary amount of delicacy in their ornamental design.

Before any of these remarkable added touches are made, the mildly Staunton shape of these chess pieces is moulded in the Italfama workshop in Florence, Italy. These moulds are exclusive to Italfama and are made nowhere else in the world.

Our product team at Regency Chess in Frome, Somerset decided to match them with a this luxury Italian 16.75 inch Chess Board, also from our craftsmen in Florence, to create this superb all Italian Chess Ensemble.

Outstanding quality Briarwood and Elm veneer chess board and finished in quality lacquer, the wood grain and knotting of the Briarwood looks simply sublime with a rich depth of tone and patterning that can only impress. The inlaid veneer squares are bordered with a thin veneer of Ebony that sections of the playing area from the border. The underside of the board features a lacquered wooden veneer and has felting pads to protect surfaces underneath.

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Product Specifications

King Height:  3 inches (7.62 cm)
King Base Diameter:  0.9 inches (2.29 cm)
King Weight:  84 grams
Pawn Height:  1.6 inches (4.06 cm)
Pawn Weight:  43 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  -0.9 inches (-2.29 cm)
Materials:  Gold-plated, Silver-plated, Briarwood, Em
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  16.75 inches (42.55 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.7 inches (1.78 cm)
Square Size:  1.55 inches (3.94 cm)

Please note that due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact. Please also be aware that this may result in colour and burl variation.

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We send out all of our orders in plain packaging and without an invoice or receipt, so you can feel confident sending our products as a gift directly to the lucky recipient.

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