What makes this chess set unique?
St. Petersburg Chess Set (Huge King)
Luxury St. Petersburg Chess Set: Featuring 34 weighted chess pieces with double queens, wood chess board and chess piece storage box.
The Chess Pieces: Featuring 34 weighted chess pieces with 4 queens, billiard cloth base pads on chess pieces and hand carved.
The Chess Board: Superior Traditional Elm Burl / Bird's Eye Maple wood features Striped Ebony (dark) and Bird's Eye Maple (light) squares with an Elm Burl frame. This veneered chess board has a satin finish and a beautiful molded edge.
The Chess Piece Storage: The 16.5” x 10.5” x 6.5” Red Burl Fitted Coffer provides superior protection for your chessmen investment. Unlike some traditional chess boxes, where the chess tossed in a large compartment the Fitted Coffer provides each of your chess pieces their own individual storage compartment. It features brass quadrant hinges, a removable top tray and a lock and key with tassel.
What are the dimensions?
Chess Board Dimensions: 23.75” x 23.75” x 0.5”. Board Square Size: 2.5”. Chess King Size: 6”. King Base Width: 1.7”.
What the heck is the king base width? It is the diameter of the base of the king (the bottom of the king piece). This measurement is important when selecting the right chess board square size for the chess pieces that will be playing on it.
What are some of the unique selling features of this product?
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The chess set wood explained:
Birdseye maple defined: Bird's eye is defined as a type of figure that occurs within several kinds of wood, most notably in hard maple. It has a distinctive pattern that resembles tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain.
Burl wood defined: Burls result in a uniquely patterned wood, which is highly prized for its beauty. It is valued and sought after by artists, furniture makers and sculptors.
Ebony wood defined: Species of ebony are from India, western Africa and Indonesia and is prized for its luxuriant, multi-colored wood grain.