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.
Habsburg – Lorraine, a little bit of History
The House takes its name from Habsburg Castle, a fortress built in the 1020s in present-day Switzerland, in the canton of Aargau, by Count Radbot of Klettgau, who chose to name his fortress Habsburg. His grandson Otto II was the first to take the fortress name as his own, adding “Count of Habsburg” to his title. The House of Habsburg gathered dynastic momentum through the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries.
The House of Habsburg (traditionally spelled Hapsburg in English), also called the House of Austria, 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. The house also produced emperors and kings of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom of England (Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of Germany, Kingdom of Hungary, Kingdom of Croatia, Kingdom of Illyria, Second Mexican Empire, Kingdom of Ireland (Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of Portugal, and Kingdom of Spain, as well as rulers of several Dutch and Italian principalities.