The Chancellor chess boards by Mark of Westminster are premier, furniture quality, real-wood veneer inlays. This style features a unique mosaic with selections of maple, mahogany, and black that is not only stylish, but also brings in color that allows it to match well with virtually any chess set.
Wengue is the closest natural wood you will find to a true Ebony, although still more on the brown side. Pure black ebony is very difficult, if not impossible, to make into a veneer, so Wengue is commonly used to make a very dark chessboard. Wengue is a tropical wood from africa, with a heartwood that dark brown, nearly black, with fine, closely spaced, very dark veins and white lines. The combination of white bands against the dark wood with black streaks gives Wengue a very attractive appearance. The grain is fairly straight.
Made in Spain.