Emperor Bao Dai in his court robe during the wedding ceremony with Queen Nam Phuong. A highly anticipated royal wedding of the most formidable court's members in that historical era.
EMPRESS NAM PHUONG
The last empress consort of Nguyen Dynasty, and regarded by the Emperor as "The future Queen [...] combines in her person the graces of the West and the charms of the East."
She demanded not to be just another woman in a harem, taken at the king’s pleasure, but to meet in his eyes as an equal.
Vietnamese soldiers' distinguishing cone hats.
Chess board: Smoked oak & ash wood, blackening steel legs
The brass pieces: aluminum with antique brass finishing
The black pieces: aluminum black finishing
Container: Wooden box
Chess board: W440 x L440 x H53 mm
Container box: W240 x L400 x H158 mm
* Disclaimer: the chess piece holders are not dettachable from the wooden box.
Modeled on the exacting standards of our beloved furniture, the Chess Set by District Eight combines the sheer beauty of materials with authentic inspirations from Vietnamese court attires of yore, resulting in unique pieces for keeps and magnetic hours of play.
The chess board is constructed of smoked oak and ash wood, meticulously hand-picked, and refined to perfection. Cylindrical steel legs for weight support and easy pull. Cast in aluminum with brass and black finishing, the stylized pieces are padded with felt to provide sensory comfort for players.
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