Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. A center of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Florence is also famous for its magnificent art and architecture. The surge in artistic, literary, and scientific investigation that occurred in Florence during the 14th - 16th century is what has inspired craftsmanship for this Florentine set.
The Florentine Series from our Premier Collection is Crafted from boxwood for the light pieces, and your choice of Rosewood, Bud Rosewood, or Ebony for the dark pieces. The King stands 4" tall with a 1 5/8" base. From the unique King to the exquisite Knight, these pieces are sure to catch the eye. These pieces are weighted.These pieces fit well on a board with 2.125" - 2.5" squares.
This set is a craftsman's masterpiece. The Ebony enhances the look of the Black pieces and I highly recommend getting this set Ebonized. The artistic renaissance look of the King, Rook, and Knight really make this set stand out in a crowd. The Bishops and Knights are large and the pawns are hefty. Make sure to get a board with large squares. The low end of the recommended range of 2 1/8" squares is not large enough. It looks great on 2 3/8" squares.