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Astonishing Antique Chess Sets

Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood - 4” King





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Material: Ebony Wood & Antiqued Boxwood

Dimensions:  King Height - 4.05" (103 mm)
                       King Base - 1.73"(44 mm)
                       Pawn Height - 2.20" (56 mm)
                       Pawn Base - 1.37" (35 mm)

You're getting: 34 pieces(2 extra queens included); Board and Storage Box is not included.

1700 grams approx (59.96 oz). Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.

Recommended Board Size
: 60 mm square size

: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN
                  IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More

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Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King    4.05" (103 mm)
 1.73"(44 mm)
Queen 3.50" (89 mm)  1.65" (42 mm)
Bishop   2.99" (76 mm)  1.57" (40 mm)
Knight   2.95" (75 mm)  1.57" (40 mm)
Rook   2.40" (61 mm)  1.57" (40 mm)
Pawn   2.20" (56 mm)  1.37" (35 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Pieces 1700 grams approx (59.96 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Antiqued Boxwood
Recommended Board Size 60 mm square size

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Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set's dark pieces are made of genuine Ebony wood and the light pieces are made of Antiqued Boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.05" tall with a base diameter of 1.73". The dark chess pieces are made of genuine ebony wood. It would be difficult to find a more sumptuous wood than ebony wood for the dark side chess pieces. The texture of the ebony wood is fine and a true pleasure to hold. The deep luster and total blackness of the ebony wood are exceptional. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade genuine ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. 

The opposing pieces are made of boxwood which is traditionally used for white side. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic detail. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Pieces have unique rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board. The Knights are well-reproduced and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer.

The lathe work on each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and elegant curves on the knights. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. 

History: This marvelous chess set made in USSR was never used in any tournament, never reproduced. Some chess collectors even believe that this set was used for photos only in Moscow Club, at best in 1940 USSR Championship.

Chess and its Russian/Soviet connection: Chess is one of the most popular games in the Soviet Union and there is one interesting fact that most of the world chess champions were citizens of the Soviet Union. The period from 1993 to 2000 the world chess champions were almost Russians. From the early days, chess has been a central feature of Soviet history and culture from the middle ages onwards, resulting in a great range of chess sets from various times and zones. Click here to see our full range of Russian/Soviet chess sets. Chess is considered one of the most interesting, exciting and educational games in Soviet. Now a day's Russians also use chess as a training concentration.

Uniformity of pieces: The shapes of turned pieces are guided by metal profiles and so all turned pieces are identical, especially the pawns. You can expect some variation where hand carving or cutting comes i.e. knights.
New Antique Finish Process: The new antique finish is accomplished through an innovative four-step process of color and rotational 3-D polishing for a uniform finish. This new antique finish even prevents pieces from cracks and splits.

Felts: Thick green felt precisely envelops the base of each chessmen.

Weights: The set is heavily weighted and so they are a pleasure to hold and will last for years if maintained properly in a dry and clean place.

Ownership Certificate: Chess collectors, chess players or whosoever purchases this work of art will also get ownership certificate which includes the details such as set no, purchase date, owner name etc.

Package Includes: 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included), Ownership Certificate, Chessboard NOT included in this sale. 

Disclaimer: Product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant


Shipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Australia, Europe, and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Latin America, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 15-25 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or customs duty after your payment at chessbazaar.com. Know More

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Customer Reviews
ChessBazaar's craftmanship quality keeps amazing me Review by Xavier P.

I recently bought the Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood and I am impressed by its quality in every aspect of it. Most important to me is the incredible work in turning and, especially, the carving of the knights, which is always the touchstone in every chess set. I purchased the non glossy version of it and I am so pleasantly impressed with the orange colour of the light pieces and with the to a certain extent shiny deep black ebony look of the dark ones. To me, most amazing is the perfection and the detail on four knights: incredible. The stability, touch and feel of every chessman is also outstanding. Even more otstanding, all in all, when, as another buyer says, the set has been made out of only one or two pictures of the original. Finally, the ensemble is in full harmony betwwen all its elements. Last but not least is the 30% discount I got in the prize. Thank you ChessBazaar craftmen. (Posted on 2/18/2018)
Historic 1940 Soviet Reproduction: Amazing & Gorgeous Historic Reproduction Review by mickey Ladz
Today I received a fabulous set from ChessBazaar, their 1940 Soviet Club Set in Ebony and Antiqued Boxwood. Considering CB only used pictures of the original set, they produced a magnificent reproduction which is very close to the original. Kings measure 4" in height. The pieces are heavily weighted and a pleasure to handle. The exquisite hand carved Knights are amazing! The contrast in color between the Ebony and Antiqued Boxwood pieces leaves quite an impression and board presence. This premium quality set is highly recommended. Finely turned pieces, exquisite hand carved Knights, and the set's significance in the history of Soviet sets make this a "must have" set. (Posted on 2/14/2018)

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