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The Verona Series Hand Painted Chess Pieces - From The Val Gardena Collection - 4.7" King


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    The Verona Series Hand Painted Chess Pieces - From The Val Gardena Collection - 4.7" King
    The Verona Series Hand Painted Chess Pieces - From The Val Gardena Collection - 4.7" King

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    Total Price As Configured $1,995.00

    Total Price As Configured $1,995.00


    "Designed by the Maestro Frank A. Camaratta, Jr., an entirely new concept in Staunton Pattern chess sets, resulting in a masterpiece that is without a doubt the most beautiful Chess set ever produced!"


    To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Sultan Series Luxury Chess set from the Forever Collection. This full-tournament sized Chess set features a 4.4" King with a 1.9" 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 embossed English Leather base pads with the Forever logo on the chess pieces and a beautiful finish. The design of the Sultan Series Luxury Chess set is simply exquisite. Mere words can not do this Chess set justice, so we will allow the stunning photographs below tell you everything you need to know about these miniature masterpieces. The Sultan Series Luxury Chess set is, without a doubt, the most beautiful Chess set ever produced!

    As with all of our Chessmen, the Sultan 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 which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

    The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.

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



    Our Original Manufacturer's Plaque
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    Now Available From The House of Staunton
    Included with the purchase of these Chessmen is our new Original Manufacturer's Plaque. Crafted from brass, these plaques feature the engraved production details of each individual Chess set, creating a beautiful, permanent record that is truly worthy of House of Staunton-brand Chessmen.


    The woodcarving tradition in Val Gardena region of Italy dates back nearly 500 years, to the beginning of the 17th century. A thorough analysis of historical records indicates that the tradition was started simultaneously and independently by two different peasant families, the Vinazer family in Pescosta and Trobinger family of Ciancel. Initially, they carved such functional things as toys, tools and domestic utensils, which they sold at spring fairs as a means to supplement their income and endure the long, snowy winters. The families enjoyed tremendous success with their woodcarvings and what started as a means of survival soon became a major industry for the region.

    Within several generations of woodcarving, the Val Gardena region had established itself as a leader in Italian woodcarving. As a result of its new found reputation, master craftsman who learned their noble trade at well-known art workshops and academies across Europe, including Munich, Vienna and Paris relocated to the region and brought with them their unique influences and inspirations. It was around this time that the craftsmen of Val Gardena began to exclusively produce religion sculptures, a tradition that continued for many years. 

    Today, the skilled craftsmen of Val Gardena continue these ancient traditions with carvings that combine historical flavor with the delicacy of contemporary art. We at the House of Staunton are proud to offer the Gardena Art Chessmen for those who can appreciate the artistic value of these true masterpieces.

    More Information
    ISBN Does not apply
    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Material(s) Blood Rosewood, Genuine Ebony, Natural Boxwood
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Too Large for Coffer
    Weighting Can Not Be Additionally Weighted
    King Height 4.65" inch / 11.8 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.75'' inch / 4.44 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5" inch / 6.4 cm
    Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
    Median Set Weight 38.4 Ounces
    Total Number of Pieces 32 Chess Pieces
    DGT eBoard Compatible No
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    The Verona Series Hand Painted Chess Pieces - From The Val Gardena Collection - 4.7" King