The Modica chess set
Classic Staunton design. Beautifully handcrafted from solid rosewood. 3 inch (76 mm) king. Weighted for perfect balance. Bases covered with billiard cloth. Presented with a luxurious Italian leather board. The handcrafted, 14 inch (35 cm) board in the Modica Chess Set is perhaps the most sublime example of fine detail we have ever seen here at Regency Chess. Fine detail, Florentine excellence Made in Florence, Italy, this exceptional chessboard has a leather playing surface, cross-stitched with thread that pulls the natural and tanned leather squares tightly together. On top of that intricate yet hardwearing surface we have placed a set of Italian Rosewood Chess Pieces. The king is 3 inches tall and crafted expertly in the Italfama workshop alongside the other 31 chess pieces. They are also available without the aforementioned leather chessboard in the luxury chess piece section. Both components of this luxury chess set are sent over to us from Tuscany before we ship them out to chess and art lovers around the world. Leather board, rosewood pieces Interestingly, almost all customers get back to us and remark on one defining factor of this chess set, which is the warm, engrossing scent of leather that accompanies its distinctive look. It was this authenticity of material that inspired us at the Regency Chess Company to name this set after a Sicilian city, Modica, known for its proud antiquity. The Modica Chessmen are a rounded interpretation of the classic Staunton design, with the flared rooks a particular highlight. Every one of the dark pieces is cut from solid rosewood, where players can see natural, vertical lines of deep red grain throughout. That coloration complements well the board’s darker squares and stained border, which is one inch thick and has felt protective pads affixed to the bottom, giving the whole set a robust, hardy feel.