st. petersburg set combo (solid walnut board)
The St. Petersburg chess set was created to commemorate the elite St. Petersburg Tournament and is one of the most celebrated turn-of-the-century designs.
Each piece has been handcrafted, hand weighted and hand polished by master craftsmen, making the design, quality and craftsmanship unmatched by any set in its price range.
The pieces, made of Acacia and Maple woods, are designed to withstand the rigours of practical play and maintain its elegance for years to come. The base of each piece is fitted with green felt and extra Queens are included in this set.
Size of the king: 100mm (height); 40mm (base).
Size of the pawn: 50mm (height); 29mm (base).
Specifically handmade in South Africa for the connoisseur buyer, this premium-quality chessboard is made from alternating walnut and maple woods. The board is raised on a solid wooden base to protect against humidity and temperature changes and is made from imported woods from the USA. It is finished by rubbing natural oils into the wood before applying multiple coats of Bri-wax (a mixture of beeswax and carnauba). Each chessboard is carefully handcrafted and promises to last for generations to come if cared for properly. Size of the board: 55cm x 55cm with 55mm squares.