Franz Joseph of Habsburg Lorraine Complete Chess Set – (Board and Pieces)



This luxurY handcrafted limited production Habsburg Lorraine Century XVIII themed chess set is one of the most beautiful historical set you can desire and the perfect item to be shown in each chess player’s house.

This is one of the Benzoni Luxury chess set series Made in Italy, completely Made in Italy chess. Each piece, Gold (24k) and Silver finished, is signed by the Sculptor Piero Benzoni. The beautiful board is made in precious Onyx.

Size : King h 3.9″ Base h 1.2″ – The Habsburg Lorraine century XVIII, Onyx and Bronze Chessboard, base : 18.8″ x 18.8″ x 4.3″ – Square 1.9″ x 1.9″

Franz Joseph I of Austria, in German: Franz Joseph I von Osterreich (Schoenbrunn Palace, 18 August 1830 – Schonbrunn Palace, 21 November 1916), was Emperor of Austria (1848-1916) and King of Hungary (1867 -1916), as well as King of Lombardy-Venetia until 1866. Belonged to the house of Habsburg-Lorraine. The set of pieces dedicated to his historical figure.

The Habsburgs were a powerful and influential family of European nobility, known for their extensive possessions and significant role in European politics. One of the most exquisite treasures from this era is the Habsburgs Chess Set, which is a unique and beautifully crafted piece made in bronze using the lost wax process technique, and finished with real 24 karat gold. This magnificent chess set is truly a masterpiece, signed by the sculptor and a tribute to the grandeur and splendor of the Habsburg dynasty.

Each chess piece is an intricate work of art, with fine details and a regal demeanor. The chess board is made from onyx and bronze, with a frame finished with real gold. The Habsburgs Chess Set is a symbol of the opulence and wealth of the Habsburg dynasty, and a testament to the grandeur of a bygone era.

The Habsburg dynasty originated from the second half of the 10th century, with their progenitor being of Alsatian origin. The family gained prominence and power for the extension of their possessions, and Rudolph IV succeeded Frederick II of Swabia in the crown of emperor of Germany. In 1282, he crowned the duchy of Austria, which was later inherited by the Habsburgs, who continued to reign in Austria-Hungary until 1918.

During the Renaissance, the Habsburgs played a prominent role in European politics, and reached the pinnacle of power with the Emperor Charles V. Maria Teresa, the last of the family, by marrying Francis Stephan, Duke of Lorraine, gave rise to the Habsburg-Lorraine family, who reigned in Austria-Hungary until their defeat in 1918.

The House of Habsburg was one of the most influential and distinguished royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburgs from 1438 until their extinction in the male line in 1740. They produced emperors and kings of various European countries, including the Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom of Germany, Kingdom of Hungary, Kingdom of Croatia, Kingdom of Illyria, Second Mexican Empire, Kingdom of Ireland, Kingdom of Portugal, and Kingdom of Spain.

The Habsburgs Chess Set is a tribute to the grandeur and wealth of the Habsburg dynasty. This unique and rare chess set is not only a beautiful piece of art, but also a symbol of the powerful legacy of the Habsburg family. If you are a collector of historical treasures, this chess set is a must-have for your collection.