Everyone loves a great deal! And each month The Chess Schach, or rather, my dear wife Angie (as this was her idea!) will select a listing from THE GALLERY to feature as our SET OF THE MONTH. This entitles you, our dearest customer, to a 10% discount on the asking price, which, of course, already comes with our complimentary free shipping! 
My heart can’t take Angie’s ideas I tell ya!!

**addendum … it is February 2021 and I have taken control of the SET OF THE MONTH (insert evil laugh here!). It was my idea, after all. My selections may not be based on the eye of an artist or the brain of a chess nerd, but I’m looking forward to choosing a new one every month from the heart. This time, it’s personal. Hope you like them! – Angie

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Tinctum Imperatrix (Scarlet Empress)

32 weighted chessmen without board, wood, red v. black, Soviet, c.1940
Height: King 4”/10.3cm wt 25g base diameter 3.6cm. Queen 8.5cm wt 21g. Bishop 7.5cm 21g. Knight 8cm 22g. Rook 5.7cm 25g. Pawn 5cm 15g.
White: black felt bases B: red antiqued felt bases.

Four of the black pawns and two from the light side are replacements, turned by the well-known master-craftsman, Alan Dewey, and colour-matched/antiqued by yours truly. The king and queen finials are not original, but are modelled on similar sets from the same era (they are somewhat smaller than the originals as I wanted the knights and bishops to be the focus of the set). The replacement pawns have been artistically restored to perfectly match the antiqued/distressed finish of the original pieces, and to be quite honest, even I now have trouble detecting which ones are ‘new’ and which ones are the original, which is, of course, what I intended! A pat on the back to me!

For more details about this gorgeous set, please click here