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The Empire Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.4 inch King
The Empire Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.4 inch King
Natural Boxwood & Genuine EbonyNatural Boxwood & Blood RosewoodNatural Boxwood & Blood Rosewood
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With a strong hint of the Art Deco look that is reminiscent of the 1920s, The Maestro has completely captured the essence of a serious set of chessmen while at the same time maintaining a look of pure elegance with this masterpiece.

Deluxe Chess Sets is proud to offer the Empire Series Luxury Chess set. Designed by the Maestro himself, Frank A. Camaratta, Jr., it is a full Club-sized Chess set that features a 4.4" King with a 2.0" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces and a beautiful finish. The design of the Empire Series Luxury Chess set features a strong hint of the Art Deco look that is reminiscent of the 1920s. The chess set has been designed to take abuse while retaining an elegance and aesthetic beauty that has not previously been seen in a playing chess set at any price. There are no fragile details subject to breakage, such as collars, ball finials and Queen’s crenellations normally found in conventional Staunton chessmen. The Empire Series Luxury Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in an heirloom quality Chess set that is a true work of art, one that is as beautiful as it is functional.

No Chessmen before have been able to so completely capture the essence of a serious set of chessmen while at the same time maintaining a look of such elegance, simplicity, durability and clarity. The pieces seem to “melt” and conform to your hand. They just feel right. While the design of the Chessmen is elegant, don't let that fool you - This set is fully functional and ideal for all types of Chess play.

As with all of our Chessmen, the Empire Series Luxury Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is unmatched by any set of Chessmen in its price range.

The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 38 Chessmen, including four Queens. The set is supplied with four Queens in two distinct styles. This adds interest to the presentation and allows the promoted Queen to be differentiated from the original. In addition, the set comes with four Rooks in two distinct styles.

Never satisfied with perfection, The Maestro went back to the drawing board and redesigned the Rooks. The results of this labor of love are simply spectacular, a highly stylized Rook that perfectly compliment the flair of the Empire Series Luxury Chess set. Both styles of Rooks are included with the purchase of the Geniune Ebony and Blood Rosewood. The Red & Ivory Lacquered version only comes with the new style Rooks. .

The Chess Set comes with a personalized Certificate of Authenticity and an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesive backing that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.

The Chessboard shown above is for photographic purposes and not included with these Chessmen. It must be purchased separately.

Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately.
Material Used Wood (Hand Carved)
King Height 4.4" (11.18 cm)
King Base Diameter 1.85" (4.70 cm)
Recommended Board Size 2.375'' inch / 6.0 cm, 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm
Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
Total Set Weight (For the standard 32 pieces) 74.4 Ounces
Total Number of Pieces 34 (Includes 2 additional Queens)