The concept for this chess set came about after an anniversary vacation to Sanible Island where the shells where abundant, the s and and sunshine warm, the turquoise water beautiful, and the snorkeling amazing! Each chess piece is individually sculpted in porcelain clay. I picked up hundreds of scallop shells and marveled at the uniqueness of each piece. The King is a King Macherel, the Queen a Queen Angel Fish. There is a drawer on each side lined in ultra suede for nestling each piece when a game is not in process. The color scheme is sunshine golden and turquoise Carribean blue, while the curly maple wood pattern is like the sand dunes or ocean floor. The table is custom made by a local furniture maker here in Vermont and is mortised and tenoned, with dove tailed drawers. Published in "American Art Collector" book, out Oct.2012.
Dimensions: The table stands 30" high, 30" wide and 25" deep. On average, the pawns are 2" high, while the kings are 4" high.