This wonderful wooden chess set is made from the best pieces of lime-tree and it is perfectly finished by hand. The hand crafted board doubles up as a box containing the pieces with the design carved into the wood. The dark squares are carefully stained to match the playing pieces and allow the natural beauty of the wood grain to shine through. The dividing lines and number/letter references are near black. The lighter squares are left as pale natural wood and lacquered to provide the perfect finish. The Chessmen are made from hornbeam wood, which is carved and finished by hand. The dark pieces are stained a similar colour to the dark squares on the board, the lighter pieces are natural wood. Again, the staining is done in a such way as to show off the grain of the wood. The pieces also have a lacquered finish. The playing board measures approx. 53cm x 53cmx 3 cm/ 21x21x 1.2 inches when opened and approx. 53cm x 26.2cm x 6cm/ 21x10.2x2.2 inches when closed. Approx.height: King: 120mm/4.2 inches Queen: 115mm /4.2 inches Bishop: 110mm/ 4.2inches Knight: 90mm/ 3.2 inches Rook: 80mm/ 3.2 inches Pawn: 70mm/ 2.2inches Approximate dimensions of one square: 5,5cm x 5,5cm /2.2x 2.2 inches The total weight of this chess set is approx. 2.2Kg/ 2300gms/ 5.2 lbs. We also have different sets available, please cheque out our other listings for details. Colour of the chess sets on the picture may vary from actual items colour due to lighting when taking the picture and or how the monitor shows colours.