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New Heritage Collection Staunton Chess Pieces

The New Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection Chess Pieces are here!

We’re still taking photos of the new metal chess boards and expanded board size collection (as well as a number of new chess board styles from one of our manufacturers in Poland). However, the new collection of hand carved staunton wood chess pieces has arrived and is now in stock. As we’re gearing up for memorial day we thought we’d take the time to introduce you to all of the new designs.

The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. These chess pieces are extremely well weighted and each set includes extra queens. These Staunton chess sets feature intricate hand carved chessmen with red leather bases. Each set includes a certificate of authenticity as well as the Mark of Westminster logo beneath each king. Without further ado, here is the new line up!

Earl Design Chess Pieces

Our New Earl Staunton Design

The very heavy Earl pieces are a fairly traditional Staunton design with emphasis on the knight. The knight has a well detailed main and perked, upright ears. The slightly open mouth shows the teeth of the horse, and the extended back gives the illusion of the piece being in motion.

This design is available in Ebonized, Honey Rosewood, Cardinal Rosewood, Ebonywood, and Crimson Rosewood in two different sizes – 3″ and 4″ King.

Marquis Design Chess Pieces

Our New Marquis Staunton Design

The Marquis chess pieces are classically traditional in design with a knight that is reminiscent of an ancient roman style with a mane similar to the plume found on top of centurions of the roman legion. This design offers extremely detail for an understated, classic look.

This design is available in Ebonized, Honey Rosewood, Cardinal Rosewood, Ebonywood, and Crimson Rosewood in two different sizes – 3″ and 3 3/4″ King.

Palatine Design Chess Pieces

Our New Palatine Staunton Design

The Palatine chess pieces feature a more exotic Staunton design. The pieces are sloped with a teardrop like trunk and slender like elegance. The queen features small balls on top of each point of her crown, and the knight has an extremely detailed curly mane.

This design is available in Cardinal Rosewood, Ebonywood, and Crimson Rosewood in two different sizes – 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ King.

Viscount Design Chess Pieces

Our New Viscount Staunton Design

The Viscount design pushes modern Staunton to the limits with a style reminiscent of a classic Berlinger design with a twist. The pieces are very modern with a more curvy shape as opposed to the straight lines seen in traditional Berlinger Staunton.

This design is available in Ebonized, Honey Rosewood, Cardinal Rosewood, Ebonywood, and Crimson Rosewood with a 3 3/4″ King.

Baron Design Chess Pieces

Our New Baron Staunton Design

The unique Baron design is an unusual take on Staunton with an urn-like shape for each of the pieces that are topped with the traditional head of the corresponding piece. Of note is the unique bishop who is simply an oversized bishop ‘head’, and the knight which has a tilted, almost quizzical look along with necklace like fineries.

This design is available in Ebonized and Boxwood with a 3 1/2″ King.

Landgrave Design Chess Pieces

Our New Landgrave Staunton Design

The Landgrave is one of the most detailed chess sets we have ever seen. This premier set feature pieces with a large number of embellished details. The king has a more unique rounded cross atop a rounded head, a large wide mouthed bishop, and a knight with a flowing wavy mane.

This design is available in Ebonywood and Crimson Rosewood with a 4 1/2″ King.

Archduke Design Chess Pieces

Our New Archduke Staunton Design

The Archduke chessmen is one of the finest chess piece sets available today. The knights are fully carved horses rearing as they prepare for battle, and the unqiue, wide-mouthed bishop and rounded cross for the king add additional detail to an already amazing set. This chess set is quite obviously delicate so is best suited as a display piece.

This design is available in Cardinal Rosewood, Ebonywood, and Crimson Rosewood in two different sizes – 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ King.

Sovereign Design Chess Pieces

Our New Sovereign Staunton Design

The Sovereign chess pieces are an ideal choice for an impressive display piece. The knight on this chess set is actually a fully hand-carved bull shape as opposed to a traditional horse. The other chessmen are reminiscent of traditional Staunton design pieces with a simple classic elegance.

This design is available in Cardinal Rosewood, Ebonywood, and Crimson Rosewood in two different sizes – 3 1/4″ and 4 1/4″ King. The smaller size has not hit our store yet, but should arrive soon.

Take a look at all the new chess pieces!

The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection will soon arrive on our staunton chess piece page, as seen here.

The chessmen are organized by wood type and chess piece size – right now the best way to find them would be searching for their name, or just looking over all the awesome chess sets on our website.

One Final Note….

I hope you enjoy taking a look at all the new pieces – but you might not want to purchase right now – you might want to wait until later today. A little birdy has told me a memorial day coupon will be available on our blog post sometime this evening!

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