4" MoW Heritage Cardinal Rosewood Earl Chess Pieces
4" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Cardinal Rosewood Earl 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 large Cardinal Rosewood and Boxwood version of the Earl design, and is best suited for 2" - 2 1/4" chess boards.
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.
These chess pieces are Cardinal Rosewood and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Mahogany, Macassar, and Walnut chess boards are most popular.
Cardinal Rosewood Chess Pieces vary from medium to dark brown, and is preferred due to is handsome, elegant appearance and strong grain variation. As a midrange wood, it is more affordable than some of the more exotic rosewoods, but still has a suitably rich appearance.
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.