Among the most luxurious editions of the standard Staunton Chess set designed by Henry Le Design is the Henry Lux II Chess set. This set is not only suitable for international standard play but also worthy of being part of a chess collection or a sophisticated and intellectual gift for friends and family.
For the dark pieces, the chess set features 16 + 1 chess pieces (half the set and an additional Queen to promote). These pieces are true works of art, crafted from the elegant and mysterious Ebony wood. Ebony wood is one of the most expensive and finest woods available today. It has a smooth texture and exhibits a beautiful combination of dark red and black colors. The wood is known for its hardness, weight, resistance to warping and cracking, and its natural aging process that enhances its appearance over time. Each Ebony wood chess piece is meticulously handcrafted to ensure uniformity, standard proportions, and is fitted with a brass base. When holding the chess pieces, one can feel their weight and solidity, making them distinct and luxurious. The base of each piece displays the Henry Le Chess logo, laser-engraved on premium suede-like PU leather, representing its prestige.
On the white side, the chess set features 16 + 1 chess pieces (half the set and an additional promoted Queen) meticulously crafted from imported Maple wood. Maple wood is known for its light color and beautiful grain patterns. The brightness of the wood gives the chess pieces a sharp and detailed appearance. Due to its hardness and smooth texture, Maple wood allows for intricate and impressive craftsmanship. Each chess piece is turned by highly skilled artisans and is fitted with a brass base made from a solid cylindrical block of brass. The premium PU leather base displays the Henry Le Chess logo, further accentuating the elegance of the chess set.
The combination of the contrasting colors, with the dark Ebony pieces and brass bases, and the white Maple pieces, exemplifies the sophistication of the chess set and its players. This set is not just a regular 32 + 2 chess pieces for playing the game; it is a remarkable work of art, a magnificent gift for those who appreciate the intellectual sport of chess.
The Knight piece in the Henry Lux set truly embodies class and creates a significant difference compared to any other chess set. The knight figurine is meticulously hand-carved, chiseled, and engraved by skilled artisans. From its ears to its head, to its saddle and reins, the knight exudes a sense of a true battle steed, representing the noble valor of a knight. Both the light and dark versions of the Knight piece in this chess set showcase the prestige of one of the most beautiful and high-class chess sets in Vietnam.