4 1/2" MoW Heritage Cardinal Rosewood Archduke Chess Pieces
4 1/2" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Cardinal Rosewood Archduke 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 Archduke design, and is best suited for 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" chess boards.
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. 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 it is best suited as a display piece.
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.