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The St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series Chess Set in Ebony / Box Wood - 4.2" King with Storage Box

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Description

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Material: Ebony Wood / Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)


Dimensions:    King Height - 4.21" (107 mm)
                        King Base - 1.85" (47 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 2.20" (56 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.49" (38 mm)


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

Weight
: 2250 grams (79.36 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
55-60 mm 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

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:  Taxes/Customs charges are included.

Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King   4.21" (107 mm)
1.85" (47 mm)
Queen  3.58" (91 mm)
 1.77" (45 mm)
Bishop  3.14" (80 mm)
 1.61" (41 mm)
Knight 3.07" (78 mm)
1.61" (41 mm)
Rook 2.55" (65 mm) 1.61" (41 mm)
Pawn 2.20" (56 mm)
1.49" (38 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 2250 grams (79.36 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size  55-60 mm square size

We are pleased to announce the St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series heirloom quality Staunton chess set exquisitely made from ebony and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.2 inches and its base is robust 1.8 inches. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and curved knight. 

The dark chess pieces are made of 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.

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. King, Queens, Bishops, and Pawns 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-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer.

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Design Inspiration: The finial of the king is inspired from the golden dome of Saint Isaac's Cathedral which dominates the Russia's rebel city St Petersburg skyline.  

Craftsmanship: The carving and the design of the knight are quite spectacular, look closely at the curved neck, eyes, nostrils, teeth and, craftsmanship around the mane. The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding that allow the set to truly stand out. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. Each chessmen is carefully handcrafted in India and takes some influences from the Arabian Knight Series. Superb size proportioning from king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces is comparable to the luxury chess sets that are sold for $1300+ by other retailers.

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.

All chess pieces have an elegant visual appeal that blends well for permanent display on a cocktail table or any contemporary home. Matching chess board for these pieces is available at our web store at extra cost. Shop Here

About Storage Box: This chess set comes with Leatherette storage box with double tray and fixed slots for putting each piece separately. It is exclusively designed for this chess set and is not available separately. Comes with the suitcase-style handle to carry and is also fitted with a lock for safe upkeep. The box has been lined with beige velvet to protect the pieces from scratching. There are two trays in the box to keep two sides of the set. The upper tray can be pulled out as it comes with little leatherette handles on either side. The lower tray is fixed inside the box. 

Package Includes: 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included) and storage box, 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
Worth It Review by Keoka Ali Jackson
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This set is worth the wait. I had been watching this set for some time and decided to splurge on myself during the Columbus Day sale. Without any doubt, I am very satisfied with the woodwork, weight, and obviously the appearance of this set. The storage box is a lavish addition to this collection. This set, accompanied by my 21" board, makes for a dynamic and breathtaking display of artistry. The delivery time and customer service are outstanding. Chess Bazaar has gained a longtime customer. Checkmate! (Posted on 10/18/2018)
Something out from this universe! Review by Frank C.
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This workmanship of this set is beyond appreciation. I don't have enough words to appreciate this set. The detail of each piece specially the Knight is simply out of this universe. The set I bought on the Easter day sale is not a value for money, but a steal. This set sits proudly in my drawing room and gathering appreciation from number of guests coming to my home. Thanks chessbazaar for the great product and service. (Posted on 3/30/2018)

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