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Astonishing Antique Chess Sets

Reproduced Vintage 1950's Circa Bohemia Staunton Series German Chess Set in Sheesham & Box Wood - 3.89" King

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Description

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Material: Sheesham Wood (Dalbergia Sissoo) / Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)


Dimensions:    King Height - 3.89" (99 mm)
                        King Base - 1.45" (37 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.92" (49 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.18" (30 mm)


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

Weight
: 900 grams approx. (31.74 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: (2.0"- 2.2") / 50-55mm Square Size 

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

Note
:  Taxes/Customs charges are included.

Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King  3.89" (99 mm) 1.45" (37 mm)
Queen 3.07" (78 mm)  1.45" (37 mm)
Bishop 2.75" (70 mm)  1.29" (33 mm)
Knight 2.63" (67 mm) 1.29" (33 mm)
Rook 2.12" (54 mm) 1.29" (33 mm)
Pawn 1.92" (49 mm) 1.18" (30 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 900 grams approx. (31.74 oz)
Dark Pieces Sheesham Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size (2.0"- 2.2") / 50-55mm Square Size 

Features: This tournament sized chess set "The 1950's Bohemia Staunton Series" in Staunton pattern has been specifically designed for tournament/serious players. The set features a 3.89" King with a base diameter of 1.45 inches. The Bohemia Staunton Series is expertly weighted from our master artisans and it's superb size proportioning from a king to pawn make this chess set an excellent choice for the blitz play in chess tournaments/clubs or regular home and school play. This is an impeccable reproduction featuring the magnificently robust and so-called "dragon" Knights.

Dark chess pieces are made up of sheesham(Golden Rosewood) wood and the opposing pieces are made up 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 appropriately weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. King, Queens, Bishops, and Pawns have unique collar rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base for smooth contact and movement on the chess board. The knights are well-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer. 

Craftsmanship: The lathe work on each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and unique Dubrovnik Chess Set like bishops. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. The carving and the craftsmanship around the mane of the knight are quite spectacular and design of the knight is somewhat similar to our Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set,  The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding that allows the set to truly stand out. Pieces are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade Sheesham(Golden Rosewood) wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. 

History: This chess set is also reproduced in collaboration with "Michael Ladzinski", one of the greatest chess collectors in the chess world. The 1950's vintage circa Bohemia German set was very popular in 1950's because of its fabulous design and its so-called "dragon" Knights. A later version of the 50's set was used at the 1970 Siegen Olympiad with less impressive "chicken head" Knights. Bobby Fischer played against Boris Spassky at the 1970 Siegen Olympiad with the later version Bohemia set. The original Chess Sets made by Bohemia are very rare and selling at thousands of dollars a set but that is not what every chess collector can spend on a hobby. 

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.

Just like German Knight Tournament Chess Set, these grandeur chess pieces are undoubtedly an excellent choice for the blitz chess tournaments. Matching chess board for these pieces is available at our web store at extra cost. Shop Here

Package Includes : 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included). Chess Board 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

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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
A beautiful Reproduction Review by Jorge NYC
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At first I wasn't interested in obtaining another set for I had a custom set already in queue. When I saw this new offering from Chessbazaar I liked all aspects of it and got a great deal from the financial teams and quickly made the purchase. It is a very nicely carved, smoothly turned almost identical reproduction to the original design. The Sheesham woodgrain looks fantastic on the dark army especially the way the knights give an ever commanding appearance on the board. It is also perfectly weighted for speed, blitz, lighting as well as standard chess matches. I try to say yes this will be my last purchase but sets of this quality and style always seem to call me back to the buying table. I have no regrets and no one interested should either, you will be quite pleased with your purchase. Thank you Mayank and the Chess bazaar team. (Posted on 4/20/2018)
Outstanding reproduction, even better than the original vintage set Review by Mickey Ladz
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An amazing reproduction of the vintage 1950's Bohemia West German set. Many thanks to Vik and Gurpreet for making this reproduction at my request..This set has everything a collector and tournament player would want in a set. ChessBazaar's reproduction is even better than the original. For one its a larger set with 3.89" Kings compared to the original's 3.75" size. This makes for a much better playing set for tournament, speed or blitz play. .Secondly, like the originals, the pieces are gorgeous , but because of their larger size makes them an even more pleasing visual experience and board presence. And those "dragon " Knights are so so beautiful! As a collector and player I couldn't be more happy with this Bohemia set reproduction. ChessBazaar you have made my day, thank you! Collectors and tournament players, this set will make your day too! (Posted on 4/15/2018)
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