Center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
he chess set has a rich history that is tied to the cultural and artistic heritage of Vienna, a city that was once the center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the hub of European culture and art.
High degree of ornamentation
The Vienna Chess Set is a type of antique chess set that is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and ornate chess sets in the world. The pieces are larger than traditional chess sets, with the king piece often measuring more than 5 inches tall. This makes the set a stunning display piece, even when not in use for a game.
- The ivory pieces are particularly sought after due to their rarity and the intricate detail that can be achieved in the carving.
- The wooden pieces are often made from a variety of hardwoods and finished with a high gloss to highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain.
- The metal pieces are typically made from brass or bronze, and feature detailed engravings and other embellishments.