Cardinal Rosewood Chess PiecesWe carry an amazing selection of chess sets that should fit any need. If you are looking for hand-carved wooden chess pieces, we have you covered. Cardinal Rosewood is the most traditional rosewood variety and is a recognizable as a hard, dark brown wood with a strong grain and lots of variation. This is a popular mid-range wood choice. We feel it lends particularly well to browns and reddish woods such as Mahogany or Macassar, but rosewood has great flexibility to go nicely with virtually any chess board. These sets are paired with traditional boxwood.