3" MoW Heritage Ebonized Baron Chess Pieces
3" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Ebonized Baron Staunton Chess PiecesThe 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 the finest hand carved detail possible as well as red leather bases. Each set includes a certificate of authenticity as well as the Mark of Westminster logo beneath each king.
This is the Ebonized and Boxwood version of the Baron design, and is best suited for 1 3/4" - 2" chess boards.
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.
These chess pieces are Ebonized and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Walnut, Teak, and Ebonized chess boards are most popular.
Ebonized Chess Pieces are actually Boxwood pieces lacquered black, giving them a pure black appearance almost identical to ebony, but for a fraction of the cost.
Boxwood Chess Pieces are the near universal standard for 'white' chess pieces in hand-carved sets. It is a fairly easy wood to work with, and shows off good detail.